A linear accelerator (LINAC) is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for patients with cancer. The linear accelerator is used to treat all parts/organs of the body. It delivers high-energy x-rays or electrons to the region of the patient’s tumor. These treatments can be designed in such a way that they destroy the cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal tissue.
Radiation therapy or radiotherapy (RT) describes the clinical process that uses ionizing radiation to kill cancerous cells. It is one of the major medical modalities used in treating cancer. Other widely used cancer treating modalities are surgery and chemotherapy. Actually, more than half of all cancer patients receive radiotherapy, either alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. The power of the radiation therapy is its ability to ionize atoms and molecules inside the nuclei of the biological cells of the tissue to which the radiation is applied, thus killing the cancerous cells by damaging their DNA.
Harshamitra now has its own radiation unit, all screening, diagnosis and treatment can be now done under same roof.
For more details on Radiation, Contact: Harshamitra Superspeciality Cancer Hospital, Trichy
Call : 7373731008.