The renaissance of radiotherapy

Which therapeutic measure is the most appropriate depends on the extent of the tumor, the involvement of the healthy environment and its location. In the facial area, the surgical removal can lead to significant cosmetic and functional limitations. Here also the X-ray therapy is decidedly advantageous. In the often large-scale Actinic Keratoses and basal cell carcinomas today chemotherapeutic ointments and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are initially given although both are very often not sustainable. The PDT can also be incredibly painful, resulting in that the patient no longer goes to the doctor, although the lesions often reoccur quickly. Both therapies are relatively expensive. Accordingly, they are being intensively advertised by the Pharma industry. The surface radiation is a better alternative in most cases. A single therapy cycle includes 8 (5-14) exposures at only a few minutes each at intervals of 2 days. After Wilhelm Conrad discovered in 1895 that you could look into a human body with X-rays, this was soon followed by the second finding: Patients whose inflamed joints had been screened became pain free. The inflammation subsided under the action of X-rays. So in addition to the diagnostic possibilities, the therapeutic possibilities were discovered.

Curative Effect

The use of X-rays is unrivaled particularly in skin tumors and their precursors (Actinic Keratosis). Radiotherapy can also be used for the following indications with great success, such as chronic refractory hand eczema, certain forms of psoriasis, hand and foot diseases in the Hidraadenitis suppurativa, post surgery keloids etc. Unlike other therapeutic methods radiotherapy is physically very gentle and painless for the patient. Even with chronic recurring processes, their effect is usually long lasting, while the theoretical risks remain minimal when compared to everyday life and its dangers.
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The renaissance of

radiotherapy

Which therapeutic measure is the most appropriate depends on the extent of the tumor, the involvement of the healthy environment and its location. In the facial area, the surgical removal can lead to significant cosmetic and functional limitations. Here also the X-ray therapy is decidedly advantageous. In the often large-scale Actinic Keratoses and basal cell carcinomas today chemotherapeutic ointments and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are initially given although both are very often not sustainable. The PDT can also be incredibly painful, resulting in that the patient no longer goes to the doctor, although the lesions often reoccur quickly. Both therapies are relatively expensive. Accordingly, they are being intensively advertised by the Pharma industry. The surface radiation is a better alternative in most cases. A single therapy cycle includes 8 (5-14) exposures at only a few minutes each at intervals of 2 days. After Wilhelm Conrad discovered in 1895 that you could look into a human body with X-rays, this was soon followed by the second finding: Patients whose inflamed joints had been screened became pain free. The inflammation subsided under the action of X-rays. So in addition to the diagnostic possibilities, the therapeutic possibilities were discovered.

Curative Effect

The use of X-rays is unrivaled particularly in skin tumors and their precursors (Actinic Keratosis). Radiotherapy can also be used for the following indications with great success, such as chronic refractory hand eczema, certain forms of psoriasis, hand and foot diseases in the Hidraadenitis suppurativa, post surgery keloids etc. Unlike other therapeutic methods radiotherapy is physically very gentle and painless for the patient. Even with chronic recurring processes, their effect is usually long lasting, while the theoretical risks remain minimal when compared to everyday life and its dangers.