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How does exposure to radiation cause you cancer?

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In brief: Effects on cell DNA

Any form of radiation ( ionization energy ) effects on cell , allows dna break down , prevent normal repair mechanisms of cell

In brief: Effects on cell DNA

Any form of radiation ( ionization energy ) effects on cell , allows dna break down , prevent normal repair mechanisms of cell
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: It breaks your DNA

Radiation exposure can directly damage dna inside cells, which is where the genetic instructions for a cell reside.
This damage can cause cells to grow uncontrollably. We are all exposed to some amount of radiation every day from the sun and the environment. However, medical imaging tests like ct scans are a big source of additional radiation exposure. Be aware of this!

In brief: It breaks your DNA

Radiation exposure can directly damage dna inside cells, which is where the genetic instructions for a cell reside.
This damage can cause cells to grow uncontrollably. We are all exposed to some amount of radiation every day from the sun and the environment. However, medical imaging tests like ct scans are a big source of additional radiation exposure. Be aware of this!
Dr. Devon Webster
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