Radio Therapy

Radio therapy can lead to severe and longstanding lymphopenia, but he risk factors for lymphopenia and its complications are not well elucidated.
Radio therapy can lead to break down of normal body barriers and associated defense mechanisms against invading microbes and microbial products.
The technologies for delivering radiotherapy to the target tumours and minimize the radiation delivered toi the surrounding healthy tissue have developed dramatically over the last decade. The benefit of the technology shift on patient outcome in terms of disease-free survival and complications is poorly documented.