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Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
ISBN: 9781938168000
Textbook Problem

Radiotherapy is more likely to be used to treat cancer in elderly patients than in young ones. Explain why. Why is radiotherapy used to treat young people at all?

To determine

Radiotherapy is more likely to be used to treat cancer in elderly patients than in young ones.

Explanation

Introduction:

Radiation therapy is the high amount of radiation applied to the body to kill some cells. When the low intensity of radiation is given to the body then it only detects the inner part of the body as x rays does.

Radiation therapy destroys the cell which causes cancer but it also damages the healthy cells. Sometimes the human body responds to radiation therapy very normally and gets recovered. But it may damage permanently then it effects on the other body cells frequently which causes more obstacles and might not be cured...

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