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Is it possible to get prostate cancer because of the radiation?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Pros Ca: Does no seem to be associated with radiation exposure. All cells can be damaged genetically by radiation, and mis-repair of the damage, or inability to repair can lead to tumorogenic mutations. These events are quite rare. Long terem survivors do have higher thaexpected incidences of new tumors, perhaps due to treatment, including xrt.
Answered on May 2, 2013

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