Chapter

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

Lisa M. Deangelis and Jerome B. Posner

in Neurologic Complications of Cancer

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780195366747
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322879 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195366747.003.0013

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy (RT) kills tumor cells. Given a sufficient dose of RT, all neoplasms can be sterilized and the cancer cured. Unfortunately, the curative potential of this therapy is often limited by potential damage to normal tissue within the radiation portal. Nowhere is potential damage to normal tissue more devastating than to the nervous system.

Chapter.  26055 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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