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There are many ways to treat cancer. The most common treatments are radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormonal therapy. 50% - 75% of patients diagnosed will receive radiation during the course of treatment either as a stand alone regimen or in conjunction with other modalities.
Radiation therapy seeks to deliver direct dosage to the tumor site while leaving surrounding tissue intact. Neoadjuvant therapy (given before surgery) is used to help shrink tumors, adjuvant therapy (given after surgery) is used to destroy microscopic cells that potentially have been left behind.
Radiation therapy is administered in several ways, however all regimens work on the principle of building up small doses over a period of time. Most commonly 6-8 weeks, some regimens can be as short as 4 weeks.
The end goal being to prevent cancer cells from multiplying, cell death can occur within hours, days, weeks or months after treatment is delivered. In cases related to pain management (palliative care) the regimen may only last 2 weeks.
According to data collected by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, it was estimated in 2016 that 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 cancer deaths occurred in the United States. In the state of Texas the numbers for all new cancer occurrence was estimated at 116,690 in 2016.