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Nuclear particles in cancer treatment

J. F. Fowler

Nuclear particles in cancer treatment

by J. F. Fowler

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Published by Hilger, in collaboration with the Hospital Physicists" Association in Bristol, [Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cancer -- Radiotherapy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJ.F. Fowler.
    SeriesMedical physics handbooks -- 8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 178 p. :
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21915760M
    ISBN 100852745214

    Radiation and radioactive substances are used for diagnosis, treatment, and research. X-rays, for example, pass through muscles and other soft tissue but are stopped by dense materials. This property of X-rays enables doctors to find broken bones and to locate cancers that might be growing in the body. The history of radiation therapy or radiotherapy can be traced back to experiments made soon after the discovery of x-rays (), when it was shown that exposure to radiation produced cutaneous nced by electrotherapy and escharotics — the medical application of caustic substances — doctors began using radiation to treat growths and lesions produced by diseases such as lupus.

    cancer treatment. It is the same type of radiation that is used in x-ray machines, and comes from a radioactive source such as cobalt, cesium, or a machine called a linear accelerator (linac, for short). Photon beams of energy affect the cells along their path as they go through the body to get to the cancer, pass through the cancer, and then exit.   “Radiation therapy, which is based on nuclear science, has been proven over the last years to provide effective diagnosis and treatment for cancer. There’s a lot of fear regarding the use of radioactive substances as people believe that it is dangerous.

      Treatment is often done several days after surgery at the health care provider's office. Sometimes the catheter is placed during the first surgery while you are asleep. Ultrasound or CT scans are used to place the radioactive material where it will work best to kill the cancer while protecting adjacent tissues. Almost two-thirds of all cancer patients receive some form of radiation therapy during the course of treatment predominantly with external-beam photon therapy (ref 40). Proton beam therapy (PBT) is a novel form of external beam radiotherapy technique that utilises positively charged particles in cancer management (ref required).


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Methods of treating cancer. Physical. A project from nuclear physicist Cynthia Keppel is focused primarily on developing more effective radiation treatment for the millions of people diagnosed with cancer each : Trevor Metcalfe.

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