Conditions & Treatments
Conditions & Treatments
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Half of all people with cancer are treated with radiation therapy. It is effective for treating almost all types of cancer in almost any part of the body.
External Radiation Therapy
External radiation therapy, also called external-beam therapy (EBT), uses beams of radiation delivered from a machine outside the body to target a tumor.
With internal radiation therapy, the doctor places a source of high-energy, radioactive rays (such as seed implants) inside the body close to cancer cells.
Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), also known as radiosurgery, is an extremely precise, high-dose form of radiation therapy.
Hypofractionated Radiation for Breast Cancer
Hypofractionated radiation therapy is a treatment for patients who have had breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer
Radiation therapy may be a treatment for skin cancer. It's usually used with other treatments as an alternative for surgery or for pain relief.
Radiation Treatment for Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer may require radiation treatment to the breast, chest wall and lymph nodes.
Pain Relief After Surgery
Pain relief after surgery is a common concern. Most people experience some discomfort after procedures, and several treatments can help bring comfort.
Hormonal Therapy for Cancer
Doctors may decide to interfere with hormone production in order to stop cancer from spreading, slow it down or decrease the odds it will come back.
Cancer treatments can cause a variety of short- and long-term physical side effects. Rehabilitation can treat the physical side effects of cancer treatment.
Brachytherapy for Uterine Cancer
Yale Medicine offers advanced treatments, including brachytherapy, for women with uterine and endometrial cancers.
New drugs and medical treatments need to go through a series tests called clinical trials. This is how new and better treatments are made possible.
Endocrine Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Most endocrine tumors are benign, but a few will become cancerous. Collectively, endocrine cancers are much less common than other kinds of cancer.
Small Cell Lung Cancer: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Smoking tobacco is the leading risk factor for small cell lung cancer, responsible for 98 percent of all cases.
Lymphoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Lymphomas are cancers caused by white blood cells that reproduce rapidly and uncontrollably. Two types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Chemotherapy or “chemo” can shrink cancerous tumors, prevent cancer from spreading (metastasizing) elsewhere in the body, or relieve discomfort caused by a tumor.
Myeloma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Cancer of the plasma cells is known as myeloma. Myeloma is the most rare type of blood cancer.
Interventional Oncology Treatments for Liver Cancer
Interventional radiology treatments can be an effective way to deliver chemotherapy or radiation for primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).