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Radiation Therapy: An Overview

    Treatment for mesothelioma is complicated, and can sometimes involve a number of different therapies, including radiation. Patients often are frightened when they hear radiation therapy, because radiation doesn’t have a great reputation, and people can look to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Chernobyl to see how dangerous radiation can be. This article looks to show how and why radiation can be used in a therapeutic manner to improve the outlook of people suffering from malignant mesothelioma. First, it looks what radiation therapy is, then why it is used, and finally it acknowledges the side effects. Radiation therapy is complex, and this article is merely an overview.

    The first step in coming to understand radiation therapy is knowing what it is. When mesothelioma is treated, doctors use external radiation therapy, meaning that patient is treated with radiation from outside the body.The radiation is used to kill cancer cells, and can be targeted tightly to minimize collateral damage to healthy cells. This collateral damage cannot be completely stopped, which leads to side effects.

    The next step in understanding radiation therapy is knowing why it’s used on patients. Radiation therapy is used primarily to shrink tumors in mesothelioma patients, following the belief that shrinking these tumors will reduce mesothelioma symptoms. Sometimes, radiation is used to shrink a tumor before surgery is done, with the hope that it will lead to an easier to remove tumor. Radiation can be used after surgery or biopsy in order to prevent further growth of a tumor. Even if the benefits of radiation therapy are great, they come with significant possible side effects.
    
    There are many side effects of radiation therapy, and since this article is only an overview, they will be touched on in brief here. Patients undergoing radiation therapy may suffer feelings of nausea, along with actually becoming ill and throwing up. Radiation therapy is also known to be  draining on a physical level, making many patients feel tired far earlier than they may be accustomed to. Hair loss, pain, and skin irritation happen for some patients, although they are likely to end once treatment stops. Lastly, some patients will suffer long term side effects, including changes to skin and hair, and in rare cases, the development of more cancer. These side effects may sound dire, but for most patients, the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

    This article has shown that radiation, while dangerous, can have effective therapeutic uses in the treatment of mesothelioma. It briefly described how radiation therapy uses radiation to kill cancer cells, why it is used, and a brief overview of the side-effects. Not every use of radiation leads to the sort of devastation left in the wake of Hiroshima or Chernobyl, but powerful tools come with the potential for dangerous side effects.



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