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What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) uses radiation, such as high-energy x-rays (photons), gamma rays, electron beams or protons, to damage the DNA in cells located in very specific areas of the body. Cancer cells can’t repair the damage caused by radiation therapy.

However, healthy non-cancerous cells are much better at recovering from exposure to radiation. Consequently, cancer cells are more susceptible to radiation. Radiation damage kills the cancer cells and stops them from growing and multiplying.

Radiation therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many types of cancer. It involves the controlled application of radiation to cancers anywhere in the body. It is targeted to where ever the cancer is located in the body and can be used to improve survival, cure the patient, or relieve symptoms such as pain. targetingcancer.com.au

World Head & Neck Cancer Day – 27 July 2023

World Head and Neck Cancer Day
27 July 2023

HPV & Throat Cancer
Breaking the Taboos

Julie McCrossin Cancer Survivor

About Julie McCrossin

Julie McCrossinJulie McCrossin gets people talking. Julie was treated for stage four HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer (tonsils, tongue and throat) in 2013.

Julie is an Ambassador for Targeting Cancer and TROG Cancer Research. She is a member of the advocacy group, Cancer Voices SA.

Julie hosts the podcast series The Thing About Cancer and The Thing About Advanced Cancer for Cancer Council NSW.

In 2019, Julie was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community, particularly through LGBTIQ advocacy roles and to the broadcast media.

Find out more at Julie’s personal website.