Archives: May 2015

  • Proper Skin Care is Critical for Radiation Patients

    May 26, 2015
    External beam radiation treatments are a common course for people battling a variety of cancers. For most, proper skin care is essential to hold off or lessen the effects of radiation dermatitis. Even so, many patients fail to follow through with simple measures that can lessen the impacts of this common side effect. Radiation dermatitis is essentially a skin more
  • Radiation Therapies Have Improved by Leaps and Bounds

    May 15, 2015
    Radiation therapy for cancer treatment has long been proven to be beneficial. This type of treatment, however, presented some potential pitfalls in its application. While high-energy radiation is known to damage DNA so completely that cancer cells die, the cells around a tumor can also be harmed in the process. Practitioners say advancements in this technology have combined to more

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