Radiation, Gamma

Shaun E. Gruenbaum & Benjamin F. Gruenbaum

In: Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society

Radiation, Gamma

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  • GAMMA RADIATION, A form of electromagnetic energy, has been shown to damage the DNA of human cells, causing cell death or cancer. Cells that rapidly divide are most susceptible to the harmful effects of gamma rays. Rapidly-diving cancer cells are also ...

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