Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Online Consultation

Radiation Oncology Online Consultation

Radiation oncology also called as radiation therapy is the form of cancer treatment that involves applying radiation to the cancer cells. Radiation oncologists will carry out the radiation procedure by applying X rays in the cancer cells DNA to destroy their ability to grow. Radiation therapy in cancer treatment approaches combining other forms of therapy like chemo, medication.

Radiational oncologists examine the size of tumours in a scanning test and determine the radiation dosage required to destroy the cancer cells without affecting normal cells. The main responsibility of the radiation doctor is to mitigate the risks of side effects when carrying out the radiation therapy. Some misdiagnosis in the scanning test can lead to severe damage of organs and trigger the other symptoms.The radioactive sources used in the treatment can be highly harmful to the body if it is not carried out wisely by a radiation therapist.

People seek out to second opinion for radiation treatment more often to ensure it is mandatory or not. The radiation treatment has been constantly changing due to the healthcare innovations and records a higher success rate than before. At asksecondopinion.com, you can find the expert radiation oncologist online to get second opinion or treatment advice to proceed further on your cancer healing journey.

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Having said that, online doctors consultation solves some of the serious pain problems in healthcare. It facilitates the access to specialist doctors from the comfort of your home. Telemedicine or online doctor consultations make the quality healthcare accessible to even remote villages where the healthcare facility is not feasible. Taking advantage of this online consultation, patients can ask for a second opinion in different hospitals and switch to the best treatment plan. Adding to this, the new normal takes the telemedicine to a different height than ever before. Thanks to the technology, with the help of virtual doctor consultations people can get any medical advice directly from doctors and avoid in-person presence in hospitals.

Common Therapy Types

Interstitial Radiotherapy
Interstitial Radiotherapy

This therapy generally performed in destroying small size of tumour cells. Radioactive sources are inserted in the tumour region and removed once the radiation is passed on to the tumour successfully. In some cases, radioactive sources remain forever in the organs and get deactivated automatically. Commonly used to treat prostrate cancer.

External beam radiotherapy- This is the most common type of radiation therapy that uses high intensity of electrons or X rays passed on to the tumour cells in order to destroy them completely.The nuclear oncologist will suggest the treatment courses daily once or twice depending upon the condition. This is the most common radiation method used to treat breast cancer.


Targeting high doses of radiation is carried out in Immobilisation while limiting the passage of radiation to the adjacent normal cells. The immobilisation mask is made for patients to control the movement that happens when radiation is carried out. The patients wear the mask for any scanning or radiation therapy. This helps to reduce pain, swelling and muscle spasms. If a patient is not immobilized properly the patient is at the risk of unwanted side effects.

Stereotactic Radiotherapy
Stereotactic Radiotherapy

Stereotactic Radiotherapy joins the multiple beams of rays focused from different angles of the body to the tumour cells that require high radiation dosage. Specific immobilisation mask is needed for this form of therapy. You can consult senior radiation oncology doctors for a treatment plan. This is very precise form of therapeutic radiation used to treat abnormalities in the brain and spine, neck, lungs, liver and other parts of the body.

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