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Lung Cancer radiation a new Hamilton Oncologist Research

Posted Apr 2nd, 2018 in Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips

Lung Cancer radiation a new  Hamilton Oncologist Research

Treatment of lung cancer

The standard treatment for lung cancer is surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and biologic agents such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors or EGFR inhibitors (Epidermal Growth Factor Inhibitors). Radiation was given for many years as a standard form of treatment called 3-dimensional conformal radiation.  

What is new?

For lung radiation therapy, a new technique called stereotactic radiation therapy has been in place for many years, The basic idea of this stereotactic radiation is that it helps deliver relatively high radiation doses to the tumor area with minimal dose to the surrounding normal tissues.

What happened in Hamilton?

A radiation Oncologist at the Juavinski Cancer Centre found that using stereotactic radiation therapy (the new technique) can help treat early stages of lung cancer with the least toxicity profile. In his study, he compared two different techniques of radiation therapy the old standard and the new one.

Do you need to support your body and immune system during radiation therapy?

The simple answer to this question is yes, supporting your body with natural health products and adequate nutrition during radiation therapy can help you tolerate the side effects and toxicities of radiation treatment and support your fight against cancer

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