IMRT Radiation Breast Cancer

IMRT Radiation Breast Cancer

IMRT Radiation Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or other forms of radiation to kill cancer cells. Breast cancer patients may receive one or a combination of radiation therapies that fit into two basic categories:

. External beam radiation therapy

. Accelerated partial breast irradiation

Radiation therapy is typically recommended for breast cancer patients after a tumor or breast lump has been removed, to kill microscopic cancer cells that may have been left behind. Radiation therapy may also be used in combination with other therapies, such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy. The length of radiation therapy treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the type of therapy used and the stage of the disease.

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Advanced software is used to plan a precise dose of radiation to the area where a tumor was removed. A computer-controlled device called a linear accelerator delivers radiation in sculpted doses that match the 3-D geometrical shape of the target, including concave and complex shapes.

Advantages Of IMRT For Breast Cancer

. IMRT employs an advanced computer program to map your radiation dosage in three dimensions.

. IMRT directs radiation at the target and modulates the intensity of the radiation beams, helping to spare healthy tissue.

. IMRT breast cancer radiation therapy may be used in conjunction with other treatments. It may be an appropriate option for those who have previously had breast cancer radiation therapy and are experiencing recurrent tumors in the treated area.

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer may cause short-term or long-term side effects. Short term side effects of internal or external beam radiation include:

. Redness or discoloration of the skin

. Breast pain and/or swelling

. Fatigue

Other long-term side effects of radiation for breast cancer include:

. Changes to the feel or size of the breast

. Difficulty breastfeeding

. Nerve damage that may lead to weakness, numbness or pain

. Damage to the lymph system resulting in lymphedema

. Bone weakness and fractures

. Damage to other organs exposed to radiation

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and surgeons in Iran. The price of Radiation Therapy in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of Radiation Therapy in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.

Source:

https://www.cancercenter.com/cancer-types/breast-cancer/treatments/radiation-therapy

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