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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Gamma rays: Gamma rays have very high energy and penetrate straight through your skin. They can alter your dna and lead to numerous negative effects, including ca ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Cancer: Gamma rays are naturally produced x-rays from radioactive material such as cobalt 60. In the past cobalt machines were commonly used to treat cancer. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
High energy photons: This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays fo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Gamma rays: Gamma rays have very high energy and penetrate straight through your skin. They can alter your dna and lead to numerous negative effects, including ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Kill cancer cells.: Radiation treatment for cancer consists of multiple, concentrated beams of gamma rays directed at the tumor to kill the cancer cells. These are direc ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Can cause cancer: Radiation from various sources has the potential to cause cell damage leading to Cancer. The risk is based on the total dose of radiation received by ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
To destroy DNA: oWhen Memorial Hosp formed in Central Park they treated advanced cervix cancer using Curies RT approach. This was before chemo was introduced by Karn ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Uv rays: Tanning beds give off uv rays at the short end of the visible spectrum. The sun also gives off such rays which causes sunburn. The tanning bed is th ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Can: Radiation usually affects cells that are dividing and since cancer cells divide more than most normal cells, radiation, including gamma rays will kill ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
29 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Causes cell damage: Radiation causes cancer cell death by breaking apart the dna in the nucleus of the cell. When the cell tries to divide to make new cells, that process ... Read More

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