Radiation therapy uses high-powered x-rays, particles, or radioactive seeds to kill cancer cells.
Therapy - radiation; Radiotherapy
Cancer cells multiply faster than normal cells in the body. Because radiation is most harmful to rapidly growing cells, radiation therapy damages cancer cells more than normal cells. Specifically, radiation therapy damages the DNA of cancer cells. Doing so prevents the cancer cells from growing and dividing. Unfortunately,...Read more
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My name is Doug, and this is the story of my wife Keri Haberstroh. Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 25. This is... Read more »
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In balloon-catheter internal radiation (the MammoSite system), a special tube, called a catheter, with a balloon on the end is placed in the area of... Read more »