Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002884
Title: Radiotherapy
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    Radiotherapy is also called as radiation therapy that uses ionizing radiation for the treatment of cancer due to its ability to control cell growth. It is used in synergistic with other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery during the treatment plan. Radiotherapy goals are to control symptoms for incurable cancers, shrink tumor size, restrict or destroy malignant cells and also prevent tumor recurrence. It can also be used as a palliative or a therapeutic treatment. The accurate treatment fixation depends on the type of tumor, location, stage, and the general health of the patient. It is not only used for the treatment of cancer but also has its application witnessed on non-malignant conditions.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Sahana Kritivasan1 *, R. Pradeep Kumar2

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    1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Sahana Kritivasan, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Sahana Kritivasan1 *, R. Pradeep Kumar2

    Title:Radiotherapy
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3407-3410)
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    Methodology:malignant cells
    Research Materials:Radiotherapy

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Radiotherapy Radiology Radiations

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