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Radiation Therapy -Methods, Side Effects and How to Cope

Almost half of cancer patients are treated with radiation therapy. Radiation therapy uses energy to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Radiation can be administered internally or externally. Learn the side effects associated with radiation therapy and how to cope.
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Dry Mouth and Radiation Therapy
Dry mouth is a common side effect of radiation therapy. It also can be a very devastating side effect. This FAQ explores what causes dry mouth during radiation therapy and gives tips to combat it.
Radiation Therapy Overview
A look into radiation therapy, a method used to treat cancer. Learn what it is, how it works, the costs associated with the therapy, and how it is given.
Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
Explore the side effects of radiation therapy and how to minimize them.
Internal Radiation Therapy: What to Expect
A look into what internal radiation therapy and what to expect during treatment.
External Radiation Therapy: What to Expect
A detailed look into external radiation therapy and the different types performed.
Follow-Up Care After Radiation Treatment Has Finished
Learn what follow up care is after radiation therapy and what it entails.
Eating Hints for Cancer Patients: Before, During, and After Treatment
The National Cancer Institute provides excellent tips for eating and general nutrition in regards to before, during and after cancer treatment. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

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