Radiotherapy Market

Posted by ahila on April 30th, 2018

Radiotherapy is also called as radiation therapy. Radiotherapy refers to using radiation such as electronic beams, protons, X-rays and others to treat the diseases. Radiation therapy used to kill the cancer cells. When body tissue exposed to radiation, cancer cells and normal cells both are affected but normal cells usually repair themselves whereas cancer cells cannot. Radiotherapy used in many ways such as curative radiotherapy (to cure cancer completely), chemo radiation (make other treatment more effective, for instance, radiotherapy often used along with chemotherapy), Adjuvant therapy (reduce risk of cancer after surgery) and palliative therapy (relieving symptoms of cancer). Radiotherapy can be given by using external devices, implants or radiotherapy injections based on the condition.

Radiotherapy market mainly is driven by increase in incidence and prevalence of cancer and rise in demand for the non-invasive therapies of cancer globally. According to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is estimated to be one of the leading cause of deaths worldwide. In 2012, 14 Mn new cancer cases are diagnosed and new cancer cases will rise to 22 Mn within next two decades. In addition, technological advances in radiotherapy such as image guided radiation therapy (IMRT) and increase in adaptation of radiotherapy to treat cancer are expected to bolster the radiotherapy market over the forecast period. Furthermore, developing healthcare infrastructure and favourable government policies are expected to boost the market. However, high cost of equipment, treatment and side effects are restraining the radiotherapy market globally during the forecast period.


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Global radiotherapy market is segmented based on device type and end-user

Based on device type, radiotherapy market is segmented into

  • External Radiotherapy
  • Internal Radiotherapy (Brachytherapy)
  • Systemic Radiotherapy

Based on end-user, radiotherapy market is segmented into

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Centres
  • Ambulatory surgical centres
  • Radiotherapy Centres

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