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What is Cancer Radiotherapy and How Does it Work?

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What is Cancer Radiotherapy and How Does it Work?

Radiotherapy plays a crucial part in treating lots of different cancers. And new technology is making it more precise and reducing side effects. It works by firing  x-rays or other intense bundles of energy at cancer cells, damaging their DNA. If a cancer cell can't repair its damaged DNA, it dies.

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