Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds The incidence of cancer is rising globally in high, middle, and low-income countries. A cancer diagnosis is a time of great anxiety and fear for patients and their families and carers. There are so many questions that you need answered, and you can be worried about your future and the future of your family. It can be difficult for you to be aware of all cancer treatment options open at this difficult and stressful time. This free online course focuses on radiation oncology, the branch of medicine that uses radiation therapeutically to treat patients for their cancer, either to cure or to ease symptoms. Radiation therapy is the actual treatment delivered to patients by a specialist team of professionals called radiation therapists.
Skip to 0 minutes and 51 seconds Working in a multi-disciplinary team, together with radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, and radiobiologists. At some point in the treatment, 50% to 60% of cancer patients should have radiation therapy to best manage their cancer. In this online course from Trinity College Dublin, we will introduce you to the field of radiation therapy and show you why it is a safe and effective treatment for cancer. As a patient, you have the right to make decisions regarding your own treatment, and being aware of the potential of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment will assist you, together with your medical team, in making a decision as to the best possible treatment for your cancer and your care.
Skip to 1 minute and 34 seconds Over the next two weeks, with academics and researchers from Trinity College Dublin, together with national and international colleagues and patient advocates, we invite you to learn about the role of radiation therapy in the management of different cancers, to experience the radiation therapy patient pathway, and hear about the roles of the specialist medical team that work in radiation oncology. You will hear the personal stories of patients who have been cured of their cancer using radiation therapy, and learn that radiation therapy is a safe, effective, and dynamic field of medicine from international experts.
Skip to 2 minutes and 6 seconds This course is for cancer patients, their families, carers, and friends, and for anyone interested in learning about radiation therapy, how it works, and its benefits as a cancer treatment. We invite you to join us at Trinity College, together with colleagues and advocates from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Cancer Organisation, the Irish Cancer Society, and Targeting Cancer to learn about the potential of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment. Together, we will explore the patient pathway and establish that radiation therapy is a safe and effective treatment in the management of many cancers.