Radiation therapy is a practice of medicine that uses high energy x-rays to treat the specific area of the body where the cancer is located. This type of therapy is non invasive with side effects (if any) limited to the area being treated. Photon radiation is used to shrink or completely eradicate the cancer cells. During your initial consultation with Dr. Han, you will be able to discuss the various options that are available to you for your radiation treatments including:
During your consultation, you will receive specific information detailing the treatment options available to you. Dr. Han will discuss your diagnosis thoroughly and will work with you and make recommendations to help you decide which treatment options are best. Once you have decided, a treatment planning simulation will occur. During this process, a CT scan of the treatment area will be performed. Using this scan, a customized treatment plan will be created. Once this plan has been completed, you will return for a session to confirm that the plan can be delivered as intended. During this session, you will meet your radiation therapists who will be administering the daily treatments. You will then begin the daily treatments the following day with each session lasting approximately 10 minutes. You will see Dr. Han at least once a week during your treatments during which time he can address any questions or concerns you may have.
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