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Radiation Therapy

Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: Questions and Answers

Hormone therapy (also called hormonal therapy, hormone treatment, or endocrine therapy) slows or stops the growth of hormone-sensitive tumors by blocking the body’s ability to produce hormones or by interfering with hormone action. Find out more about how to treat breast cancer using hormone therapy.

Review Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017

NIH National Cancer Institute

Hair Loss and Cancer Treatment

It is normal for someone undergoing cancer treatment to feel distressed about hair loss. Keep in mind that your hair will probably grow back and learn some steps to minimize the problem.

Review Date: Monday, June 01, 2015

American Cancer Society

Pituitary Disorders Treatment Options

Learn about hormone replacement therapy, surgery and radiation as treatment options for pituitary disorders.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Hormone Health Network

Radiation Therapy and You: Support for People with Cancer

This book is a guide that you can refer to throughout radiation therapy. It has facts about radiation therapy and side effects, and describes how you can care for yourself during and after treatment.

Review Date: Friday, April 03, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute

Radiation Therapy Side Effects Fact Sheets

This series of radiation therapy side effects sheets offers practical tips to help you during radiation therapy. Learn about self-care, common problems radiation patients face, and questions to ask your doctor.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 01, 2015

NIH National Cancer Institute


Find out how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. Learn about patient safety, what you may experience, and how to prepare for exams.

Review Date: Friday, November 09, 2012

American College of Radiology

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