What is Electron Beam Therapy?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Electron beam therapy is a type of radiation therapy that utilizes electrons instead of photons. This type of radiation is particularly useful for superficial tumors, such as skin cancers, as the electron beams cannot travel very far through tissue.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bone metastases 1 2
Breast cancer 1 0
Follicular lymphoma 1 0
Follicular thyroid cancer 1 2
Pain 1 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Electron Beam Therapy

Side effect Patients
Nipple pain 1
Pain 1
Red swollen breast 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Electron Beam Therapy.