Radiotherapy

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What is Radiotherapy?

It refers to a frequent treatment against several types of cancer, which uses waves of different types of rays (X-rays, gamma, protons, etc.) to destroy malignant cells. 

Radiotherapy is usually complementary to other treatments, such as chemotherapy, but it will depend on the cancer, its progress, and the patient’s health to be incorporated into the treatment plan.

Usually, radiotherapy can be used through direct radiation from body exposure and from the intake of certain drugs, orally and intravenously.

Main uses:

  • Help kill malignant cells and reduce the size of a tumor.
  • Prevent cancer from reappearing or spreading to other organs and tissues.
  • Treat cancer symptoms.

Risks and complications:

Usually, radiation doses used do not entail significant health risks, although they could affect healthy cells occasionally. But don’t worry, your ABC specialist will indicate the optimal treatment for your specific case, health conditions, and medical history.

At ABC Medical Center we are pioneers in Mexico in specialized techniques with modulated intensity and high-rate brachytherapy with 3D technology. We have the best specialists, state-of-the-art equipment, and quality and safety systems with less aggressive, shorter, and personalized treatments in order to protect nearby organs and minimize side effects. Depending on the treatment you require, you can reduce the number of sessions, thus reducing the respective costs.

Related centers and departments

Experience, state-of-the-art technology, and state-of-the-art facilities

Since its opening in 2009, our Cancer Center offers radiotherapy treatments at the level of the best medical centers in the world through a comprehensive care model for cancer patients. In radiotherapy procedures, we provide you with evidence-based treatment plans discussed with experts from Houston Methodist Hospital, using state-of-the-art technological equipment in state-of-the-art facilities.

Fuentes: 

  • cancerquest.org
  • mayoclinic.org
  • medlineplus.gov
  • medigraphic.com
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