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Paediatric radiotherapy 

Paediatric radiotherapy
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Paediatric radiotherapy
DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199299676.003.13
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date: 22 October 2019

General principles of radiotherapy treatment 150

Special considerations in paediatric radiotherapy 152

Preparing child for radiotherapy treatment 154

Acute side effects 156

Late effects of radiotherapy 156

General categorization of late effects of paediatric radiotherapy 157

Frequently asked questions 158

Radiotherapy is an effective modality of treatment that has a role in the management of many primary tumour sites. Radiotherapy is the therapeutic application of radiation. Usually the radiation source is a linear accelerator (...

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