Is radiation therapy used to cure liver cancer?

Yes. High dose targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiotherapy (sbrt) has shown to be successful in treating liver cancer.
Sometimes. If the cancer is from the liver cure is only possible by surgery. If the cancer has spread to the liver and there is only one spot of metastasis then radiosurgery (a type of radiation and not surgery) can be used in an attempt to cure the patient. In that case it depends on the size of the lesion and its location in the liver.

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Is it possible that radiation therapy cure/kill cancer of the liver?

Not usual mode. Of treatment. A focused beam of radiation may be used to kill cancer in the liver, but surgery and drugs are the usual treatment. The likelihood of cure is low with radiation. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-cancer/ds00399/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. Read more...

Can a 8 month old baby be around someone who has had radiation treatment kemoradition for liver cancer?

yes will not . Cause any harm to the baby , is not contagious , will give happiness to the person . Read more...
Yes. Radiation therapy does not make a person radioactive. I think it would be very nice for a cancer patient to have the opportunity to be with this new member of your family or community. Read more...

Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?

Yes. There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability. Read more...
Oropharyngeal CA. Yes. There is recent increase in incidence of human papilloma virus (hpv) related oropharyngeal cancer such as tonsillar cancer in young non smoking male. These cancer can present as fast growing tumor with early spread to the lymph glands. However they are very sensitive to chemoradiation and has high chance of control and cure. Read more...

What kind of cancers can be cured by radiation therapy?

Some early stage. There are multiple, but here are just some examples of cancers that are sometimes cured by radiation alone: early stage prostate cancer, early stage head and neck cancer, early stage gastric malt lymphoma. Read more...
Many. Many cancers are treated and "cured" successfully with radiation therapy alone. Usually these are early stage cancers and include cancers of the head and neck, the voicebox, the prostate, as well as lymphomas. Radiation in combination with chemotherapy and or surgery is standard of care for many cancers. Read more...

Has anyone with liver cancer ever been cured with chemo therapy?

Probably not. Liver cancer is best treated with surgery, if caught early. Once it is inoperable, the treatments are mostly palliative and rarely curative. Unfortunately no chemotherapy drug has shown activity against Liver Cancer. So we have started exploring targeted therapies which, including Sorafenib, have provided modest degree of benefit and some increase in overall survival. Read more...