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If you have questions about cancer treatment, you are not alone. Understanding the science behind radiation therapy—and what to expect during treatment—provides confidence and peace of mind for people going through radiation therapy. Browse questions by topic below and click on any question to find the answer.

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Radiation Therapy

General questions about radiation therapy

Treatment Types

External beam radiation therapy

Treatment Types

Stereotactic Treatments

Treatment Types


Treatment Types

Proton Therapy

Interventional Oncology

Percutaneous Cryoablation for Tumors

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  2. Higgins, LJ, et al. Renal Ablation Techniques: State of the Art. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct;205(4):735-41.
  3. Venkatesan AM, et al. Percutaneous Ablation in the Kidney. Radiology. 2011;261(2):375–91.
  4. Thacker PG, et al. Palliation of painful metastatic disease involving bone with imaging-guided treatment: comparison of patients’ immediate response to radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Aug;197(2):510-5.
Interventional Oncology

Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

  1. Leong, JY, et al. Minimizing Sexual Dysfunction in BPH Surgery. Curr Sex Health Rep. 2019 Sep; 11(3): 190–200.
  2. Piechowiak, R, et al. Prostate artery embolization in an outpatient based lab (OBL): safety and radiation exposure . JVIR 2017; S1051-0443(16)31757-2. Vascular Institute of Virginia, Long Beach, NY
Interventional Oncology

Prostatic Cryotherapy

Interventional Oncology

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)