Herbs Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy has become a part of cancer treatment and herbs for radiation therapy side effects can be quite effective. Radiation kills cells by promoting the formation of toxic free radicals. The effects of radiation are most effective in cells that are rapidly reproducting like cancer cells.
Radiation can help with cancers of the oral and nasal cavities, tongue, small cell lung cancer, melanoma, early Hodgkin's Disease, and some early non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It may also be combined with some chemotherapies such as Temodar when treating brain tumors. Radiation may also be used palliatively to prevent pain when some tumors are large and the patient is terminal.
Radiation is targeted precisely by computers now at the exact area of cancer. Side effects include fatigue, nausea, headaches, loss of appetite, diarrhea, colitis, hair loss, dry mouth and rash and even burns to the skin.
Once again, review with your radiation oncologist the use of herbal therapies in cancers. You should start using herbal therapies after the last radiation treament so as to avoid counteracting the radiation's effects.
Beneficial Herbs In Radiation Therapy
If you or a loved one are suffering from cancer and also getting chemotherapy, you may want to read about herbs for chemotherapy side effects.