Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy aims at ionizing radiation, generally as a part of cancer treatment to control to kill malignant cells. It may also be used as a part of adjuvant therapy, to prevent tumour recurrence after surgery to remove a primary malignant tumour. Radiation therapy is synergistic with chemotherapy and has been used before, during, and after chemotherapy in susceptible cancers.

Radiation therapy is used to treat early stage Dupuytren's disease and Ledderhose disease. Dupuytren's disease and Ledderhose disease. Radiation therapy is also used post-surgery in some cases to prevent the disease continuing to progress. Low doses of radiation are used typically three gray of radiation for five days, with a break of three months followed by another phase of three gray of radiation for five days.

 

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