Accession Number PB2013-103109
Title Understanding Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A Guide for Adults and Their Caregivers.
Publication Date Oct 2010
Media Count 12p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Radiation can either be delivered from a machine outside of your body (called external-beam radiation therapy) or can be placed inside your body (called brachytherapy). This guide only covers external-beam radiation therapy. This guide explains differences among four types of radiation therapy and possible side effects. This guide does not cover other forms of treatment for your head and neck cancer that you may be getting or have received, such as chemotherapy or surgery. This guide does not cover treatments for brain cancer or thyroid cancer.
Keywords Cancer
Cases
Death
Head(Anatomy)
Mobidity
Neck(Anatomy)
Radiotherapy
Risk
Toxicity
Product Source: AHRQ

 
Source Agency National Center for Health Services Research
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
Corporate Author Baylor Coll. of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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