Patient Decision Aid

Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer: A Summary for Adults and Their Caregivers.

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This patient decision aid helps people diagnosed with head and neck cancer to decide on whether or not to have radiation therapy by comparing the benefits and side effects of both options. It also outlines the four different type of radiation therapy that you can receive.

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Radiotherapy, head cancer, neck cancer, three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), proton-beam radiation therapy (PBRT)

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Rated on: 4/23/2018 8:23:44 AM

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