Wanted: Info about Radiation

  1. Well, first of all, I'm not a nurse yet. Maybe you can tell that by my sn but I plan on it, heck i'm not even in college yet. Anyways, I'm doing a paper about radiation and how it is used to treat people with cancer. I need some info about what all goes on and how radiation can be so helpful when it can be also very dangerous, etc. So any info regarding radiation in the medical field that someone, anyone might have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   P_RN
    Hi there. Welcome.

    My favorite search engine is www.Google.com.

    Go there and type: radiation in the medical field
    and you will get 269,000 sites.

  4. by   Julie, RN
    Radiation therapy works alot like chemotherapy (it kills/stops DNA from replicating), except that radiotherapy is a more targetted way of treating cancer (causing less sytemic side effects)-vs-chemo, which is systemic (causing more unwanted side effects).
    My cancer information website has links to help you with this:

    CancerNet's Radiotherapy:

    Oncolink's Radiation Oncology:

    CancerSourceRN's Radiotherapy and Skin Care:

    Good Luck,
    Julie M., RN
    Don't count the days,
    make the days count!