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Baystate physician discusses radiation therapy for breast cancer

MassLive.com - Oct 16, 2016
SPRINGFIELD - Women who undergo breast conservation surgery in the wake of a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer are generally treated with radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells in the breast, chest wall or under the arm. This ...

Death While on Radiation Therapy

Medscape - Sep 29, 2016
"Our data show a low overall rate of mortality during radiation therapy," lead study author Brandon Dwyer, MD, of the University of California, Davis, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, told an audience here at a session on patient safety at the ...

New guidelines on radiation therapy for breast cancer

CBS News - Sep 21, 2016
New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should consider radiation therapy after a mastectomy. Overall, the guidelines say there's enough evidence to show radiation treatment after a ...

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Radiation Therapy books

Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review , 1e

by: Leia Levy MAdEd(Masters in Adult Education) RT(T)

Reinforce your understanding of radiation therapy and prepare for the Registry exam! Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review is both a study companion for Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, by Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, and a superior review for the certification exam offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT). An easy-to-read format simplifies study by presenting information in concise bullets and tables. Over 1,000 review questions are included in the book, with an additional 1,000 questions available online on the companion Evolve website.
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Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical “tips” that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4e

by: Charles M. Washington MBA RT(T) FASRT, Dennis T. Leaver MS RT(R)(T) FASRT

The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.
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Target Volume Delineation for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

This textbook is designed to help the busy radiation oncologist to accurately and confidently delineate tumor volumes for conformal radiation therapy (including IMRT). The book provides an atlas of clinical target volumes (CTVs) for commonly encountered cancers, with each chapter illustrating CTV delineation on a slice-by-slice basis, on planning CT images. Common anatomic variants for each tumor are represented in individual illustrations, with annotations highlighting differences in coverage.
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Radiation Therapist Salary | Radiation Therapist Income, Education Requirements, Overview

Radiation therapist salary & job details: Radiation therapists administer radiation therapy to patients, as prescribed by a radiologist. They also perform many ...

Radiation Therapy: What to Expect

This educational video, highlights the important steps in the radiation treatment process. It shows how the treatment is planned and delivered and describes the ...

Lung Cancer – Radiation Therapy Treatment

Learn what to expect during radiation treatment for lung cancer with this patient education video featuring Lowell General Hospital. Video courtesy of American ...

What to Expect: Radiation Therapy 101

What to Expect: Radiation Therapy A Patient Education Video Series: 7 of 7 Radiation Therapy 101 Common questions: How does radiation work? How does it ...

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

What side effects can a cancer patient expect from radiation treatment? Dr. David Mattson, Director of Roswell Park's Breast Radiation Oncology Program, ...