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What are the side effects of TomoTherapy?

What are the side effects of TomoTherapy?

TomoTherapy can cause temporary side effects like nausea, fatigue or skin irritation. You may also have side effects in the area treated. For example, if your cancer is in your head, you may have headaches, hair loss or dry eyes.

What is the success rate of TomoTherapy?

In our study, 30 head and neck cancer patients were treated by helical tomotherapy, and the 2-year locoregional recurrence-free survival rates was 80.3%, distant metastasis-free survival rates was 75.1%, and overall survival rates was 96.6%, respectively.

What are the negative effects of radiation therapy?

Treatment areas and possible side effects

Part of the body being treated Possible side effects
Brain Fatigue Hair loss Memory or concentration problems Nausea and vomiting Skin changes Headache Blurry vision
Breast Fatigue Hair loss Skin changes Swelling (edema) Tenderness

What is Tomo treatment?

TomoTherapy® is a new way to deliver radiation treatment in the fight against cancer. The process combines treatment planning, CT image-guided patient positioning and treatment delivery into one integrated system. The equipment used for TomoTherapy® looks much like a computed tomography (CT) system.

What is a common complication of stereotactic radiosurgery?

They may include: Fatigue. Tiredness and fatigue may occur for the first few weeks after stereotactic radiosurgery. Swelling. Swelling in the brain at or near the treatment site can cause signs and symptoms such as headache, nausea and vomiting.

What is the difference between radiotherapy and TomoTherapy?

In general, radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) has developed with a strong reliance on homogeneity of dose throughout the tumor. Tomotherapy embodies the sequential delivery of radiation to different parts of the tumor which raises two important issues.

Is radiation worth the risk?

Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is a highly effective cancer treatment with wide-ranging uses. Radiation therapy leads to cancer cure in many patients (either alone or with other treatments) and relieves symptoms or prolongs survival in more advanced cancers.

What is a tomo machine?

Listen to pronunciation. (toh-mah-THAYR-uh-pee) A type of therapy in which radiation is aimed at a tumor from many different directions. The patient lays on a table and is moved through a donut-shaped machine.

What is the difference between TomoTherapy and IMRT?

Head-to-Head Comparison The researchers found, “Both VMAT and tomotherapy are capable of providing highly uniform target doses as compared with fixed field IMRT.” In terms of accuracy, tomotherapy delivered less toxicity to surrounding tissues.

When are radiation side effects the worst?

It may occur about 3 to 6 months after getting radiation therapy. It’s more likely if you have other lung diseases, like emphysema (which involves gradual damage of lung tissue).

When was tomotherapy invented?

History. The tomotherapy technique was developed in the early 1990s at the University of Wisconsin–Madison by Professor Thomas Rockwell Mackie and Paul Reckwerdt.

What do you mean by tomotherapy?

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