It’s an undeniable fact that cancer
is one of the leading causes of death both in Malaysia and worldwide.
CANCER NEED NOT NECESSARILY BE A DEATH SENTENCE THESE DAYS
There are numerous developments in
the technology behind cancer screening that allows more precise cancer
treatment and hence a greater potential for better treatment outcome.
Many exciting developments have taken
place in the field of radiation therapy, also called radiotherapy.
Radiation therapy involves the use of
high-powered X-rays and other types of radiation to disrupt the growth of a
As a result, the tumour will
eventually start to shrink.
Depending on the type and severity of
cancer, it can be used as a single form of cancer treatment.
It can also be used alongside
chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatments. For example, after a surgery
to remove a tumour, the patient may receive radiation therapy to eliminate any
leftover cancer cells in their body.
One significant development in
radiation therapy is stereotactic radiosurgery, which is available in Malaysia.
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