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is there a difference between radiation and chemotherapy?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Radiation delivers treatment to where the beam is delivered. So if you radiate the arm, the arm is all that is treated. Chemotherapy goes wherever blood goes. Hope this helps.
Answered on Aug 21, 2013

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