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2 Reasons for Procedure
There are many reasons to decide to undergo an intensity-modulated radiation therapy.
IMRT is being used most extensively to treat prostate, neck and head cancer, and in central nervous system. In some cases, this is used to treat thyroid, breast, lung, gastrointestinal and gynecologic malignancies and some types of sarcomas.
This treatment will stop cancer cells from growing and dividing which can lead to slowing or stopping tumor growth.
3 Potential Risks
Just like in other beam radiation therapy treatments, you will not feel pain during the intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).
Potential risks of this treatment include problems that occur as a result of the treatment itself and from the radiation damage to healthy cells.
The severity of side effects that you may experience will depend on the dosage or type of radiation that you received.
The side effects can occur immediately after the treatment and will be gone within a few weeks. It includes:
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