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ranges from light and heat to radio waves, microwaves, and x-rays. In reference to cancer, the 2 main types are ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. The high-energy rays used for x-rays and some other imaging tests, as well as in higher doses for cancer treatment, are called ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation has enough energy to remove electrons from atoms. This type of radiation can be produced by medical devices, but also comes from natural sources such as radon gas (in the ground) and outer space. See also imaging tests, radiation dose, radiation therapy, x-ray.

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer

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Radiation Therapy

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Radiation Therapy

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Radiation Helps Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Live Longer. ...


Radiation Exposure and Cancer

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Radiation therapy for Hodgkin disease

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of cancer treatments: Radiation. ... Evolution of cancer treatments: Radiation. ...


Radiation therapy for small cell lung cancer

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Radiation therapy for breast cancer

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Radiation therapy for Ewing tumors

... High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for Ewing tumors. Radiation
therapy for Ewing tumors. ... Possible side effects of radiation therapy. ...