10 doctors weighed in:

Can healthy people get radiation therapy to prevent cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

We can not take unnecessary radiation as it has it's risk and would give no benefit.
However we all get very very low amounts of radiation from the earth and atmosphere. This keeps our bodies repair systems for any damage radiation causes functional. However if we never got any radiation that is what would be best. Radiation therapy is only needed for cancer and other benign conditions.

In brief: No

We can not take unnecessary radiation as it has it's risk and would give no benefit.
However we all get very very low amounts of radiation from the earth and atmosphere. This keeps our bodies repair systems for any damage radiation causes functional. However if we never got any radiation that is what would be best. Radiation therapy is only needed for cancer and other benign conditions.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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1 comment
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Daneshfar has given you a very good answer. Radiation is a knife that is effective against some cancers, but no one cuts themselves with knives to promote health.
Dr. Shalin Shah
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Absolutely not.....

In brief: No

Absolutely not.....
Dr. Shalin Shah
Dr. Shalin Shah
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, radiation is not usually used as a prevention tool.

In brief: No

No, radiation is not usually used as a prevention tool.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: No

Healthy people have more risk than beneft from exposure to radiotherapy or radiation from any source.

In brief: No

Healthy people have more risk than beneft from exposure to radiotherapy or radiation from any source.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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