Which radioisotope is now used in cancer radiation treatment?

There are many. Isotopes in use for cancer and benign disease treatment - the list goes from the original radium being re-tooled for prostate treatment to iodine isotopes, 131 for thyroid conditions and 125 as a sealed source for prostate brachytherapy. Narrow your question and i can be very specific.

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I am having bone pain here and there, did prostate cancer radiation treatment 2 yrs ago. Psa ok, 0.5 now. Initial psa 7.20, gleson 7 during treatment.

Get checked. Too many possibilities. Included are osteoporosis, low vitamin d, hyperparathyroid. Many metabolic causes. Also to be considered is involvement of bone by prostate ca. A simple evaluation goes a long way to answer these questions and allay any fears of cancer recurrence. Read more...
Prostate bone pain. Metastatic prostate cancer does tend to go to the bone and cause pain. However, with such a low psa, i strongly doubt it is from metastatic prostate cancer. You should see your doctor to see if there are alternatives reasons for your pain. Read more...

Can you tell me the process of cancer radiation treatment?

Rad treatment steps. 1. Evaluation by radiation oncologist to determine if radiation is an option 2. If so, need to do a planning session to determine the area to treat. Known as simulation. May involve imaging like ct 3. Radiation oncologist works with physics staff to get a good plan on computer 4. Plan then executed on the radiation treatment machine. Read more...

Need expert opinions about skin cancer radiation treatment?

Not usual Rx. Radiation is not usually used to treat skin cancer. Surgery is the usual approach. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/skin-cancer/ds00190. Read more...

I had prostate cancer radiation treatment, last psa test was. 58. If cancer do reoccur what kind symptoms will I get physically, feel, notice etc.?

Varies. If you are following psa, and your cancer recurs, vey often the patient is asymptomatic - the only symptom may be anxiety about the test result. Otherwise symptoms have to do with sight of recurrence- most common is bone pain or fracture. Read more...
Psa. Unlikely you will feel symptoms of recurrence unless very rapidly growing ca. The psa is the first sign of possible recurrence, very important to get psa checks on regular basis. Read more...

64 yr. Old man with prior successful prostate cancer radiation treatment 3 yrs ago. Solar plexus pain. What organ if concern with cancer?

May be... After a successful rt for prostate cancer(pca), the patient will still require a lifelong f/u for possible rising psa after definitive rx; it's reasonable to do so every 6 months for the described one by repeating psa and with clinical assessment. Solar plexus pain is very unlikely related with pca. Instead, consider hypertension-related or idiopathic. Pca-related pain occurs in its late stage. Read more...

What is the most mordern cancer radiation therapy?

Few Choices. Most patients undergo conventional radiation therapy. Newer modalities include: imrt, cyberknife and proton therapy. The radiation oncologist will be the most appropriate specialist to recommend the type of therapy necessary for each case. Read more...
Depends who you ask. Modern cancer radiotherapy is continually evolving, and tends to advance in technical as well as biomedical stages. Some would say that proton beam therapy is "the most modern" but there is very limited evidence that this indicates better patient outcomes. Others might say a biologically targeted radiopharmaceutical like radium-223 "alpharadin" is just as advanced but in a different way. Read more...
Modern radiation. The first patient was treated with radiation in 1890s.So as you can see its been around a long time.The machines have delivered radiation in a similar energy form since the 1950s(linear accelerator).Proton therapy has been around since the 1960s.The radiation itself has not changed.It is really the planning computers and the diagnostic xray machines that have changed the delivery in the last 30yrs. Read more...