Radiation therapy is a procedure which entails the medical use of ionized radiation to shrink, control, or kill malignant cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells alone. Radiation therapy can be used externally or internally, depending on the location of the cancer. This form of treatment can be utilized in a wide variety of cancers and can be used alone or in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy. Radiation therapists are educated and trained professionals who operate the radiation machines and equipment, assess and interpret the radiation prescriptions, design radiation therapy treatment plans for various patients, and employ the treatment plans for cancer patients.
Students interested in pursuing a career as a radiation therapist should encompass a number of skills and qualities essential in this field...Read More