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Tissue Type, Patient Age Affect Sensitivity to Radiation

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Studies have demonstrated that the risk of radiation-induced cancer is modulated by a variety of factors, including radiation dose, the type of tissue exposed, the patient’s age at the time of exposure, and individual patient genetics.  Tissue Type: The risk of radiation-induced cancer is strongly influenced by the type of tissue exposed. In general, certain tissues exhibit increased sensitivity to radiation-induced cancer. In the head and neck region, certain tissues are more more...
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