Links to articles about radiation and radiation therapy.
CT scans and radiation exposure in children and young people
Information on CT scans and radiation exposure in children and young people.
CT scans - information for referrers
Provides doctors requesting CT scans with information regarding CT related radiation in children and young people.
Radiotherapy uses radiation to kill or damage cancer cells to prevent their growth. It can be used by itself or with other treatments. Learn more here.
An x-ray uses radiation to create a picture inside of the body. The x-ray beam is absorbed differently by various structures in the body to create the image.
What is an oncologist?
An oncologist investigates, diagnoses and treats people with cancer or suspected cancer. There are 3 main types: surgical, medical and radiation oncologists.
Skin cancer and melanoma
Skin cancer and melanoma occurs when skin cells grow abnormally, usually from too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.
Sunburn and sun protection
All people are at risk of sunburn, and young children can get seriously burnt in less than 30 minutes. Here's how to avoid and treat sunburn.
Sources high in vitamin D
Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption and healthy bones and muscles. Most vitamin D comes from sunlight, but it's also found in some foods.
Look after yourself this summer
This summer, use these handy and practical tips to ensure you enjoy the sun and snags, while avoiding any alcohol-related misadventure.