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Cancer Radiation Therapy

  • By: John Walsh
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Cancer radiation therapy uses ionizing rays such as X-rays, gamma rays, or nuclear particles to kill cells by inhibiting their ability to divide. The control of the rays involved has become very precise and medical practitioners are skilled at shielding the ...

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