What is Radiation Therapy? - Definition, Types & Side Effects


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Radiation therapy is used to treat ___.

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1. Radiation therapy can be delivered ___ or ___.

2. An internal delivery of radioactive substances is called ___.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Radiation therapy involves X-rays, gamma rays, and charged particles. The quiz and worksheet duo will test your knowledge of the different types and characteristics of radiation therapy. Quiz questions have been written to ask about radiation therapy delivery systems and possible side effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about:

  • The condition treated using radiation therapy
  • Common side effects of radiation therapy
  • Radiation therapy delivery methods
  • A procedure that places a radioactive packet directly into a tumor
  • The internal delivery of radioactive substances

Skills Practiced

Test these important skills by completing the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about radiation therapy characteristics and types from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding systemic radiation therapy and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the uses and side effects of radiation therapy

Additional Learning

Use the accompanying lesson entitled What is Radiation Therapy? - Definition, Types & Side Effects to learn more. The following key objectives are met in the lesson:

  • Know how many patients typically receive some form of radiation therapy during treatment
  • Identify the type of delivery option provided by intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, and tomotherapy
  • Learn about radiation sources that do not need to be removed from the body
  • Understand site-specific side effects that could occur during targeted radiation therapy