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Radiation Therapy for Cancer (ASTRO)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Procedures
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Society for Radiation Oncology
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 07/09/2015
If you have cancer, you and your doctor want to do all you can to treat it. It might seem like more treatment is better. However, that’s not always true, especially if the cancer is advanced. Here is advice for talking with your doctor about whether to use radiation to ease pain from bone cancer, to attack prostate cancer, to follow-up on lung cancer surgery, and for whole brain radiation therapy.
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