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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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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?
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Views: 10985

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: 6
Views: 10985

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: 10822

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: 29646

Thalidomide

... rules for patients suffering from advanced, metastatic cancer, whose disease has proved refractory to existing drugs and other therapies (eg radiotherapy, surgery), can be laxer because, to put it grimly, they are so 'up against it' that they are prepared to take the risks of an experimental ...

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by Julie5
Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Thalidomide
Replies: 5
Views: 8338
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