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Can you explain the main difference between treating cancer with radiation therapy and treating cancer with chemotherapy?

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Dr. Keyur Mehta
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Radiation vs chemo

Radiation therapy is giving high-energy x-rays to tumors in a focal area of the body, causing dna damage in cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is a medication commonly delivered intravenously or orally that then works throughout the body to kill cancer cells.

In brief: Radiation vs chemo

Radiation therapy is giving high-energy x-rays to tumors in a focal area of the body, causing dna damage in cancer cells.
Chemotherapy is a medication commonly delivered intravenously or orally that then works throughout the body to kill cancer cells.
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