For more than 100 years, radiation therapy has been used to treat cancers. Approximately 60% of all cancer patients will receive radiation therapy during their course of treatment, in both curative and palliative settings. Radiation therapy is delivered by a team of physicians, radiation therapists, nurses, physicists, and health care associates. This seminar will introduce participants to radiation therapy, how it is used in the treatment of cancers, possible acute and late side effects, and management of these side effects.
This activity is intended for oncology nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse navigators,medical assistants, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of cancer patients.