Radiation therapy

Alternative Names

Therapy – radiation; Radiotherapy

Definition of Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy uses high-powered x-rays, particles, or radioactive seeds to kill cancer cells.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 6/2/2010

Radiation therapy

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