What is Cobalt Radiation?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Adenocarcinoma (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) 1 1
Doctor recommendation 1 1
Ovarian Cancer 1 1
Parotid Gland Tumor 1 1
Small Cell Lung Cancer 1 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cobalt Radiation

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 1
Burn 1
Chronic fatigue 1
Chronic Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy 1
Dry mouth 1
Dry scalp 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cobalt Radiation.