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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 04/07/2006
  • Reviewed: 11/04/2010

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation to treat a condition--such as cancer or ringworm--is more likely to increase cancer risk. For example, people who receive radiation to treat conditions of the head and neck have an increased risk of thyroid cancer and of tumors of the head and neck.

Radiation Therapy