Articles >>

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.70

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 139. Cancer benefits from both internal and external radiation therapies Today, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy constitute a standard of cancer therapy. Radiation therapy is a procedure that exposes cancer cells to radiation, and it has been proved to be no less effective than surgery or chemotherapy. We have previously explained that radiation exposure can be categorized into either external or internal radiation exposure. External radiation exposure occurs when your body is exposed to radiation from an external source (e.g., X-rays and CT scan). In contrast, internal radiation exposure occurs when your body is

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.69

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 137. Radiation therapy takes advantage of the difference in the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage repair speed between cancer cells and normal cells. Today, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy constitute the standard for cancer therapy. Radiation therapy is a procedure that exposes cancer cells to radiation, and it has been proved to be no less effective than surgery or chemotherapy is. Similarly to surgery, radiation therapy is categorized as a local therapy, in which the procedure is directed only at cancer lesions, partly affecting their surrounding tissues. Although an appropriate radiation dose differs among ca

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.68

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 135. Radioactive fallout from nuclear weapon testings In the past, radiation exposure occurred in several occasions, including the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the World War II, atmospheric nuclear tests, and accidents at nuclear processing facilities and power plants. After the Partial Test Ban Treaty, a treaty that prohibited all test detonations of nuclear weapons except for those conducted underground, was signed in 1968, no subsequent atmospheric nuclear tests have been undertaken by the government of the US, the former Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom. However, nuclear tests within the a

Dr. Tsubokura's Radiation Lecture Vol.67

Author: Masaharu Tsubokura Editors: Akihiko Ozaki M.D., Yuki Senoo 133. Radiation exposure caused by nuclear weapon testings In the past, radiation exposure occurred on several occasions, including during the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, during atmospheric nuclear tests, and during accidents at nuclear processing facilities and nuclear power plants. In fact, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are not the only nuclear power plants that had accidents involving nuclear reactors. After World War II, atomic bombs and hydrogen bomb tests were conducted several times all over the world, including in the US, the

RECENT POSTS
ARCHIVES
CATEGORIES
TAGS
RSS
RSS Feed

© 2017 MRIC Global