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Please explain why radiation is given as a treatment protocol for radiation induced cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Because it works

Some wavelengths of radiation damage the genome.
This is why these wavelengths can produce cancer. In the same way, once a cancer has formed (and this is dumb luck), it can often be contained by giving a huge dose of radiation. Think. Your question is like asking, "why would a surgeon use a knife to treat injuries from a knife wound?".

In brief: Because it works

Some wavelengths of radiation damage the genome.
This is why these wavelengths can produce cancer. In the same way, once a cancer has formed (and this is dumb luck), it can often be contained by giving a huge dose of radiation. Think. Your question is like asking, "why would a surgeon use a knife to treat injuries from a knife wound?".
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