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Side Effects of Radiotherapy

Date: 13 Sep 2010
Source: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/treatment...
Side effects occur because radiotherapy affects normal cells as well as cancer cells.
Normal cells are more able to recover than cancer cells, but they may suffer some damage due to the radiation. Most side effects are temporary, but some may be permanent.
Immediate side effects

Radiotherapy

Date: 13 Sep 2010
Source: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/treatment...
What is radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy is the use of high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. Treatment is given regularly over a period of time to have the greatest effect on the cancer cells while limiting the damage to normal cells.
Radiotherapy is used to treat breast cancer in a number of ways

Novel Radiopeptide Appears to Be 'Extraordinarily Effective'

Source: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744483
Date: 13 June 2011
June 13, 2011 (San Antonio, Texas) — A novel and highly potent radiopeptide called 213Bi-DOTATOC shows efficacy in targeting neuroendocrine tumors and inducing the remission of metastases without causing severe toxicity, according to preliminary research presented here at the Society for Nuclear Medicine 2011 Annual Meeting.

Looking after yourself after radiotherapy

Date: 10 Sep 2010
Source: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-breast-health/treatment...
Tips for dealing with treatment
Everybody reacts differently to radiotherapy, and as treatment progresses you'll have a better idea of how it's affecting you, and what you're able to do.
It’s important to take special care of the skin in the area being treated.
• Avoid using perfumes, deodorants, dressings, creams or lotions in the treatment area unless advised to do so by radiotherapy staff.

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