Radiation therapy is not the most preferred form of treatment for bone cancer. Surgery is usually preferred over radiation because the cancer cells tend to be very resistant to radiation. Apart from the case of Ewing’s sarcoma in which the radiation therapy is almost as effective as surgery, it is avoided as several side-effects have been reported post therapy. Many healthy body parts including nerves can get damaged after radiation therapy for bone cancer.
Usually radiation does have a bad impact on your health and can cause:
New researches in radiation therapy for bone cancer have brought down the risk of damage due to radiation. The new advances in this therapy implies higher beam of radiation with lesser resultant damage to the surrounding tissues.
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