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Sun Protection

staying SunSmart every day you can reduce your exposure to UV radiation and reduce your risk. UV radiation and skin cancer UV radiation is an invisible danger because we can’t see or feel it. Each time your skin is exposed…

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…

News: State-of-the-Art Radiation Therapy Starts up at Springfield

Springfield’s first radiotherapy service opened its doors this week, enabling local cancer patients to access more affordable, timely treatment. The first patient received radiation therapy earlier this week at the new Radiation Oncology Centres (ROC) facility, based at the new…

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.

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.

Environmental and Occupational Cancer Risk

…second hand tobacco smoke) Inorganic dusts (e.g. asbestos, silica dust). Organic dusts (e.g. leather dust, wood dust). Metals (e.g. arsenic compounds, nickel compounds). Radiation (e.g. artificial UV radiation and UV radiation from the sun). Other industrial chemicals (e.g. benzene, aromatic…

News: Chemotherapy and radiation in childhood can cause rare cancer

Australian children diagnosed with cancer and treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy are around 50 times more likely to be diagnosed with a secondary therapy-related cancer, compared to the general population. New research by Children’s Health Queensland and Cancer Council…

radiation

Energy in the form of waves or particles, including gamma rays, x-rays and ultraviolet (UV) rays. This energy is harmful to cells and is used in radiation therapy to destroy cancer cells.

ultraviolet (UV) radiation

The invisible part of sunlight that causes tanning, sunburn and skin damage. It is also produced by solariums, tanning lamps and sunbeds. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt….