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Supposing radiation causes cancer, will that cancer be treated with more radiation?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Maybe

Sounds paradoxical, doesn't it? But it works.
Radiation damages the genome and the mutations may eventually give rise to a cancer. Big doses simply cause cells of all kinds to die off, many cancers being vulnerable. The radiation-induced cancers are most often sarcomas or leukemias; a sarcoma may be palliated by a big dose of radiation (it's actually more toxic to fully-developed cancer cell.

In brief: Maybe

Sounds paradoxical, doesn't it? But it works.
Radiation damages the genome and the mutations may eventually give rise to a cancer. Big doses simply cause cells of all kinds to die off, many cancers being vulnerable. The radiation-induced cancers are most often sarcomas or leukemias; a sarcoma may be palliated by a big dose of radiation (it's actually more toxic to fully-developed cancer cell.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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