Aklanta Kumar Gogoi1, Shivu ME2, Ravi Varma M3, Swati Pichika4 and Karthik D Yadav5*
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, India
2Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, The Oxford Dental College, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, India
4Assistant Professor, Department of Community, Vishnu Dental College, India
5Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KGF College of Dental Sciences, India
*Corresponding Author: Karthik D Yadav, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KGF College of Dental Sciences, India.
Received: January 18, 2021; Published: January 30, 2020
Oral carcinoma has occupied the sixth position with the 5 year survival rate at 50% or even less. Over the years various other diagnostic methods have been added for the process of diagnosis, however they are just adjunctive to the screening methods. Right treatment at the right time remains as a very important aspect even today and is considered to play a vital role in achieving a good prognosis. Treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and many more. However, the role of each of the treatment is to eradicate oral carcinoma but has its own side effects. Radiotherapy can be used as a single modality as well as an adjuvant to the surgical management after surgery. However, the side effects is a matter of concern in radiotherapy. Herein, this article focuses on radiotherapy and the pathways to deliver the same for a better life.
Keywords: Oral Carcinoma; Radiotherapy; Chemotherapy
Citation: Karthik D Yadav., et al. “Radiotherapy - A Focused Ray of Hope". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.2 (2021): 10-14.
Copyright: © 2021 Karthik D Yadav., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.