Radiation Therapy

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:12pm

When radiation therapy is delivered from outside the body, it travels through the skin to the tumor, damaging healthy skin cells along the way. This can lead to radiation dermatitis (irritated skin), which can last several weeks after treatment ends.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 11:14am

Radiation therapy plays an integral role in the treatment plan for many breast cancer patients, reducing cancer recurrence and improving survival.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 7:33am

Following breast cancer removal by lumpectomy, whole breast irradiation is commonly required. We know that when breast cancer cells return after surgical removal, they often recur in the area where the tumor was removed.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:31am

Until recently, radiation therapy has played a very limited role in the treatment of kidney tumors.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 8:32am

Anurag Singh, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Director of Clinical Radiation Research at RPCI, joins this week's edition of Roswellness Radio to discuss radiation therapy. In addition to clearing up misconceptions about the treatment, Dr.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 3:48pm

Cancer treatment, as many patients can attest, can cause unwelcome side effects.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 8:31am

When discussing radiation with a patient, I’m often asked: “what side effects should I expect?”

There’s three things to keep in mind about radiation treatment side effects: