Based on type, the global radiation therapy market has been segmented into external-beam radiation therapy
and internal radiation therapy.
However, if the pathology specimen reveals an increased risk that your cancer could recur, or if your physician suspects that some cancer cells remain after surgery, chances are you might need adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy
(EBRT) to reduce your risk of recurrence and metastasis.
* Small cell lung cancer is typically treated with chemotherapy and external-beam radiation therapy
(EBRT), which delivers radiation from outside the body.
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All patients were offered the choice of either endoscopic C[O.sub.2] laser resection or external-beam radiation therapy
. Open conservation surgery was not offered because the endoscopic approach is preferred at our institution.
A new risk classification system for therapeutic decision-making with intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients undergoing dose-escalated external-beam radiation therapy
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The study population comprised 23,633 men who underwent intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and 5,881 who had robotic prostatectomy, who were compared with 3,926 men who underwent traditional external-beam radiation therapy
, 6,123 who had open radical prostatectomy, and 16,384 who opted for watchful waiting (observation).
However, in view of increasing use of adjuvant external-beam radiation therapy
for breast cancer treatment over the past 15 years, the incidence of soft-tissue sarcoma may increase in the future.
In current practice, likelihood of undergoing surgery falls progressively with increasing levels of risk, which may be exactly contrary to what the treatment pattern should be," he said.Researchers found that the risk for cancer-specific mortality was more than three times higher in patients who received hormone therapy versus radical prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate) and more than twice as high in patients who received external-beam radiation therapy
versus prostatectomy.For men at low levels of risk, prostate cancer mortality was very uncommon, and differences among the treatment options were small.
Surgery, external-beam radiation therapy
, brachytherapy (implanted radiation seeds), and androgen suppression are the primary conventional treatments for prostate cancer at this time.
She then successfully completed multiagent chemotherapy and external-beam radiation therapy