Precise Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer
This is a broad category that includes tumors in many areas of the head and neck, but is separate from brain cancer. Because surgery presents significant risk to critical structures in this area, radiation is often the first choice for treatment, often provided in conjunction with chemotherapy. However, older radiation delivery methods can expose nearby, healthy tissue to damage.
Cutting-edge therapies such as Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) enable physicians to deliver higher doses of precisely focused radiation to cancerous head and neck tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue.