With the use of ionizing radiation, this form of treatment kills and prevents the growth of new cancer cells. Two types of radiation used in mesothelioma treatment:
- External Beam Radiation
An external source of radiation is emitted directly to the tumor source to kill mesothelioma cancer cells. This type of radiation also kills healthy cells in the body.
An alternative to External Beam Radiation, this type of radiation involves either temporarily or permanently implanting a seed of radiation into the body on or near the tumor to kill mesothelioma cancer cells while causing little damage to other healthy cells in the body.
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