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Radiotherapy for Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Khanh Vu, Patricia Tai and Joseph S.K. Au   Pages 110 - 123 ( 14 )

Abstract:


This review summarizes techniques, indications and contraindications for radiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer. Different radiotherapy techniques including brachytherapy, electron treatments, photon treatments with electronic brachytherapy, linear accelerator, and orthovoltage machines are available. Radiation oncologists have to select the best technique for different sites and scenarios. Details of specific radiotherapeutic preparation and clinical care discussed in this review will be of great help to the reader at the point of care.

Keywords:

Intensity-modulated radiotherapy, linear accelerator, othovoltage, skin tumor, superficial xray, treatment, Xoft.

Affiliation:

Allan Blair Cancer Center, Regina, SK S4T 7T1, Canada.

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