Radiation Therapy Principles

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How is radiation given?

Most people think of radiation therapy as coming from a machine outside of the body, but radiation therapy can be given in a number of ways. Sometimes radiation is given more than one way at the same time, or different types of radiation may be given one after the other. Some ways radiation can be given include:

Last Medical Review: 10/27/2014
Last Revised: 10/27/2014