Radiation therapy is used after surgery for:

  • elderly individuals
  • ensuring cancer free margins
  • treatment of involved lymph nodes
  • squamous cell carcinoma that has recurred after surgery
  • to relieve or control the symptoms of very large tumors
  • for people who are unwilling or unable to undergo surgery
  • tumors on the eyelid, cheek, earlobe and nose
  • Effective treatment for cancerous growths
  • Can successfully eradicate growths without damaging adjacent tissue

Common side effects of radiation therapy include: fatigue, skin texture changes and mouth / throat inflammation and irritation.

Costs tend to be very expensive.

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