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biological therapy

A range of medicines made from purified versions of chemicals that naturally occur in the body. They include monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy. Also called biotherapies.

androgen deprivation therapy

A treatment that blocks the body’s natural hormones that help cancer grow. Also called hormone therapy or hormone treatment.

intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

A type of external radiation therapy in which the radiation beams are aimed from several directions, while the intensity (strength) is controlled by computers. This helps to reduce some side effects.

internal radiation therapy

See brachytherapy or radioisotope therapy.

volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

A type of radiation therapy whereby single or multiple beams of radiation sweep around the body, greatly reducing treatment time….

Radiation Therapy

cancer. Radiation therapy is also known as radiotherapy. Radiation therapy uses a controlled dose of radiation to kill cancer cells or damage them so they cannot grow, multiple or spread. View more Radiotherapy A…

hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Drug therapy that supplies the body with hormones that it no longer produces naturally.

selective internal radiation therapy

A type of internal radiation therapy used to treat liver tumours. Also called SIRT.

three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT)

A type of external radiation therapy that uses a computer to shape the radiation beams to the shape of the tumour. This delivers high doses of radiation to the tumour while sparing the normal tissues as much as possible. Beams…

radiation therapy

The use of radiation, usually x-rays or gamma rays, to kill cancer cells or injure them so they cannot grow and multiply. Sometimes radiation therapy is used to control pain.