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
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Perceived effectiveness
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0
Perceived effectiveness
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0
Perceived effectiveness
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  • 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 1
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 10 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Cobalt Radiation

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Adherence


Always
Patients
4
100%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
3
75%
A little hard to take
Patients
0
0%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
1
25%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
25%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
3
75%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cobalt Radiation.