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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….

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…


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.

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.

Radiation Therapy

definitive radiation therapy is given with chemotherapy to increase its effectiveness. This is called chemoradiation or chemoradiotherapy. To help other treatments achieve remission or a cure. Radiation therapy is often used before (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) other treatments to make…

selective internal radiation therapy

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

external beam radiation therapy

The use of high-energy radioactive beams to kill cancer cells or injure them so they cannot multiply. The beams of radiation are directed at the cancer from a machine.

News: UV camera set to snapshot skin damage on Sunshine Coast

caused by over exposure to UV radiation, invisible to the naked eye. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift encouraged locals to take up the opportunity to have their skin photographed and visit the Retail Store on December 1. “The UV

News: Letter to the Editor – Extreme UV levels expected for Queensland

regions. It’s vital that all residents and tourists understand the risks of unsafe exposure to UV radiation – it can be lethal. UV radiation causes sunburn, premature ageing, eye damage and skin damage leading to skin cancer. It can cause…