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Side effects of radiation therapy in cancer ?

I am suffering from cancer,and i am going through radio therapy treatment .Is true that radiotherapy can cause cancer as i heard from some where so what is the thing?
Sat, 17 Jul 2010
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side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy is more. i mother had blood cancer. they had advised chemotherapy also radiotherapy. it was a tough time for her. doctor said if she was young, then stem cell transplantat was a better option. which has less side effects.
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This is not true at all, no treatment can cause you disease. The Radiotherapy is for destruction of cancer cells.

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Its is completely true that radiation can cause cancer... but it is a very rare entity and usually appears quite after some time

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DR.mujeeb kazi's  Response
i am a unani doctor.our medicine use in cancer include supplementation a) to reduce side-effects during chemotherapy or radiotherapy, b) to prolonging survival and minimize metastasis, c) to improve quality of life, and d) to prevent occurrence or recurrence.
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