Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology


What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation treatment is the utilization of high-energy radiation to harm cancer cells’ DNA and ends their capability to separate and develop. It might be conveyed utilizing machines known as linear accelerators or by way of radioactive sources placed inside the patient on a temporary or permanent basis. Radiation therapy can be utilized to cure cancer, to relieve a cancer patient’s pain or alleviate other symptoms or side effects.
The groundwork for radiation therapy is concentrated on targeting the radiation dose to cancer as exactly as possible to decrease side effects and avoid harming normal cells. Imaging tests can be utilized to help decide the specific shape and location of your tumour and describe its limits. Your doctor will provide you with exact orders based on the kind of tests being performed.

What is radiation therapy?
More than half of most cancer patients are treated with radiation at some time for the duration of their treatment.
Radiation treatment is the utilization of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist could utilize radiation to treat cancer or to diminish a cancer patient’s pain or ease other signs due to cancer.
Radiation therapy works because the radiation ends the most cancer cells’ capability to reproduce, and the body gets rid of these cells. Radiation affects cancer cells by harming their DNA so that the cancer cells can never again separate and develop.

What is the Sub-speciality of Radiation Oncology?
Sub-speciality early certification in the areas below is obtainable for candidates who are firstly certified in radiation oncology. Speciality certification is essential to earn and hold sub-speciality certification.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine
A specialist in hospice and palliative medicine utilises expert knowledge and aptitudes to avoid and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This expert works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to boost personal situation while speaking of the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual requirements of both patients and families.

Pain Medicine
An expert in pain medicine gives care for patients with acute, chronic and/or cancer pain in mutually inpatient and outpatient settings while organizing patient care requirements with different specialists.