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radiotherapy

(Science: oncology) The treatment of disease by ionising radiation.

Origin: Gr. Therapeia = cure (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance.


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Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?

... all aim to impair mitosis and thus kill fast dividing cells as well -- or force them to undergo apoptosis. So, as peculiar as it may sound, in radiotherapy cancer is fought with its own weapons: mutations.

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by alieen
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 15453

Re: Re:

... all aim to impair mitosis and thus kill fast dividing cells as well -- or force them to undergo apoptosis. So, as peculiar as it may sound, in radiotherapy cancer is fought with its own weapons: mutations. Naturally, both these treatments come with plenty of side effects. For example, radiotherapy ...

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by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 15453

Re: Re:

... all aim to impair mitosis and thus kill fast dividing cells as well -- or force them to undergo apoptosis. So, as peculiar as it may sound, in radiotherapy cancer is fought with its own weapons: mutations. Naturally, both these treatments come with plenty of side effects. For example, radiotherapy ...

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by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 7
Views: 15453

cancer spread biology?

... 1.; Cheng, Chenqing 2.; Liang, Jianxiong 2. Cancer Institute, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510060, China [1] //Dept Radiotherapy, Tumor Hospital, Guangzhou 510060, China [2]. Inhibition of human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells in vitro by emitted qi and gamma ray. ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:10 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cancer spread biology?
Replies: 4
Views: 14367

Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?

... signs i have nothing. Oh other thing i was told i ll never be able to have kids and have irreversible infertility after my transplant due to the radiotherapy which apparently 'fried' my ovaries, and wth the combination of powerful chemo, well i proved the docs wrong i have a 5 yr old daughter ...

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by bombermum
Mon May 02, 2011 9:38 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood type changing spontaneously with a transplant?
Replies: 18
Views: 32434
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