Prenatal radiation exposure.
- Radiation fibrosis
Scarring of the lungs from radiation. Radiation fibrosis is a consequence of the repair process that follows radiation pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs due to radiation), as from radiation therapy. Radiation fibrosis typically occurs within months to a few years after the completion of radiation treatments. Whereas the inflammation of radiation pneumonitis is often reversible […]
- Radiation menopause
Menopause induced by radiation.
- Radiation oncologist
A physician whose specialty is the use of radiation therapy as a treatment for cancer.
- Radiation oncology
The medical specialty that is involved in the use of radiation (X-rays, gamma rays, or electrons) to treat cancer.
- Radiation therapy
The use of high-energy rays to damage cancer cells, stopping them from growing and dividing. Like surgery, radiation therapy is a local treatment that affects cancer cells only in the treated area. Radiation can come from a machine (external radiation) or from a small container of radioactive material implanted directly into or near a tumor […]