Melanoma Cancer Radiation Therapy, Treatment & Side Effects
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Radiation oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America use the latest technology to deliver cutting-edge cancer treatment. Listen to Dr. Bernard Eden describe how different types of radiation therapy are used to treat cancer.
Radiation Therapy for Melanoma Cancer
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), radiation therapy may be used for patients with advanced melanoma.
Radiation treatments use targeted energy to kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and provide relief of certain cancer-related symptoms. Radiation therapy may be used following surgery in the area where lymph nodes were removed, to reduce the risk of your cancer coming back. It may also be used if the cancer comes back, to reduce the size of the metastases and to relieve symptoms, particularly if the cancer has spread to the brain or bones.
Innovative delivery techniques for radiation treatments continue to evolve, allowing our oncologists to deliver higher radiation doses to cancer cells while limiting exposure to your normal tissues. Two primary methods include: External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) and TomoTherapy®.