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Re: radiation therapy


See BEIR V. Among other examples, patients who've received rad therapy for
cervical cancer are at increased risk for leukemia (unsurprisingly).

chris alston

At 03:47  04/23/98 -0500, you wrote:
>A question came up during a course I gave today about whether or not
>patients receiving radiation therapy, nuclear medicine treatments, and
>other similar high-dose procedures have any increased incidence in cancer
>(presumably other cancers, in the case of radiation oncology patients)
>resulting from these doses.  Does anyone know of any studies that have been
>performed in this area?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>The opinions expressed above are well-reasoned and insightful.  Needless to
>say, they are not those of my employer. (with apologies to Michael Feldman)		
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