Radio Therapy uses high energy ionizing radiation to shrink or destroy tumors through the use of x-rays, gamma rays, and other charged particles. In other words, to keep cancer cells from growing and dividing.
Side effects may include skin irritation, fatigue, damage to salivary glands, hair loss, urinary problems, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, damage to normal body cells, risk of another cancer, infertility, memory loss, damage to bowels, and fibrosis.
60 percent of diagnosed patients receive Radio Therapy treatment.
How many people recieve it?
Performing Radio Therapy treatement on a patient holds a 98.6% success cure rate.
Name of Isotope - Iodine
Isotope Symbol - I
Mass of Isotope - 131
Balanced Nuclear Equation
Radon-131 goes through beta decay to form Iodine-131. Beta radiation is emmited.
Claim: Radio Therapy has been a successful method and use of technology used in the medical field by curing patients diagnosed with different types of cancer.
Evidence: ( See slide 4 )
Justification: Due to the fact that performing Radio Therapy has a 98.6% succuess cure rate, it proves that Radio Therapy is a very efficient and reliable way to cure patients diagnosed with different types of cancer