What is Cobalt Radiation?

Category: Procedures

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Cobalt radiation, or cobalt-60 therapy, is a specific type of radiation therapy that uses gamma rays from cobalt-60 radioisotopes to treat conditions such as cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parotid Gland Tumor 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Cobalt Radiation"

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
0

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cobalt Radiation

Vision loss in left side of visual field for both eyes 1
Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy 1

Dosages

Adherence
Always
1 100%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 100%
A little
0 0%
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Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
1 100%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cobalt Radiation.