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Radiation therapy set-up by Dr. Rachel St. Vincent, Animal Medical Center. Photo: Ben Hider Photography

Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of ionizing radiation as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells. Radiotherapy is commonly used for the treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), and may be used as the primary therapy. It is also common to combine radiotherapy with surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy. The precise treatment intent will depend on the tumor type, location, and stage, as well as the general health of the patient. (Adapted from Wikipedia. Read More…)