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Radiation & Chemotherapy

Nearly half of all cancer patients receive some type of radiation therapy. The goal of radiation is to stop cancer cells from multiplying while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible. Chemotherapy on the other hand, uses drugs or chemicals to kill rapidly dividing cells (both cancerous and healthy). In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson explains what you can expect during radiation and chemotherapy.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 03:49. Last Updated On: 2017-06-30
Reviewed by: Dr. Helen Maliagros Scott . Review date: August 25, 2012
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