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Is radiation therapy only used for treating cancer?
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
There are other conditions and types of radiation that physicians treat.
Example radioactive iodine for hyperthyroid patient. Keloid scars are prevented with radiation. Benign growths in various location are treated with radiation.

In brief: No
There are other conditions and types of radiation that physicians treat.
Example radioactive iodine for hyperthyroid patient. Keloid scars are prevented with radiation. Benign growths in various location are treated with radiation.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mostly
Radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer but there are a handful of benign conditions (trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, ateriovenous malformation, grave's disease, etc) that it is used for as well.

In brief: Mostly
Radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer but there are a handful of benign conditions (trigeminal neuralgia, acoustic neuroma, ateriovenous malformation, grave's disease, etc) that it is used for as well.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Other examples are Keloid (scar) prevention. Heterotopic bone prevention around joints.
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