What are the Uses and Side Effects of Radiation Therapy?

What are the Uses and Side Effects of Radiation Therapy?

14:51 8th June 2018 | Cancer

Radiation therapy

‘Radiation’ refers to waves of energy. In cancer treatment, it is used to shrink tumours and kill cancer cells. The type and dose of radiation as well as the general health of the person who receives treatment influence side effects.

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

Ovarian cancer and your options for having a baby

17:31 9th February 2016 | Cancer

Fertility Problems Cancer Treatment Damaged Glands Egg Freezing Frozen Embryo Transfer Surgical Procedure Embryo Thawing Cryopreservation Vitrification Advanced Care Ovarian Cancer

Cancer is not an easy subject to discuss, particularly for women who want to become pregnant. Fertility problems may occur when cancer or cancer treatments damage glands or organs involved in reproduction such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. The ovaries are particularly important because it is where the eggs are stored. Any damage to the ovaries can cause a decrease in the total number of eggs in both ov...

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