how does radiation cause cancer but radiation therapy is used to treat cancer?

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  • 1 month ago

    Radiation is targeted at the cancer cells. Radiation also tends to kill mostly fast growing cells, and cancer cells are generally fast growing.

    • Dj2541
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      1 month agoReport

      Chemotherapy  targets the faster  growing  cells that usually the  Cancer  cells and  targeted  Radiation therapy  just  kills the little  *******!

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  • 1 month ago

    Well, you don't need to believe everything the medical holocaust industry tell you. EVERY radiation is harmful. The fast rays cut your cells and DNS and that is what they let develop an uncontrollable cell division. I think that the modern treatments are more to kill people than to heal.

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    • Nine Lives
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      1 month agoReport

      @touscents...like I wrote "don't believe everything the holocaust industry want you to believe". The old "sunlight gives cancer" is to keep your vitamin D level at zero; too less D3 let cancer grow like hell.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Radiation mutates healthy cells along with killing them. This can cause cancer. If you use a large dose to kill cancer cells though...

    • Dj2541
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      Radiation  therapy  just  kills the little  ******  cancer  cells.

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  • kelvin
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    1 month ago

    well it does not unless you have medical proof it does

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Radiation kills or damages tissue. So, either way when a healthy person or cancer patient exposed to it, it only result in destruction of cells. Expecting healthy cells will replace the old or sick ones.

    Cancer are similar to healthy cells but multiple faster than their surround cells. Radiation is intended to kill those cells, also do a collateral damage to the healthier ones too.

    Body has mechanism to heal or eliminate damaged cells, cancer cells get bypassed this process. Radiation inflect this damage, we expect body to eliminate cancer cells and heal the normal cells.

    • Dj2541
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      1 month agoReport

      The  speed that  cancer  cells  grow is the basis for Chemo therapy  not  Radiation  therapy!! Radiation therapy  just kills  the little  *******?

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  • 1 month ago

    Radiation destroys cells. Radiotherapy aims the radiation at the cancer cells. Hopefully the stray radiation doesn't damage too many normal cells in the process.

    • Dj2541
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      1 month agoReport

      We have radiation  therapy that  can be  shaped  to  go  round  corners  and  to the  actual  shape of the Cancer  being  targeted!!!!!!! Your  thoughts  are  very  old  school!!!!!

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