Radiation Therapy

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What is radiation therapy?

In radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy), invisible high-energy rays are used to damage cancer cells and can stop them from growing and dividing. This ultimately can kill the cancer cells treated with radiation. A specialist in radiation therapy is called a radiation oncologist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/12/2014

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