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How radiotherapy works | Procedure, risks, side-effects, fractionation

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How does radiotherapy work? How does radiation damage cancer cells? What happens to the healthy cells? What is fractionation? What are the (short-term/long-term) side effects?
This video tells you everything you need to know about radiotherapy.

#Radiotherapy #Cancer #fractionation #procedure #side-effects #risks

Timecodes
0:00 Introduction
0:40 Electromagnetic spectrum
1:18 How does radiation damage cancer cells?
1:37 What is the difference between direct and indirect DNA damage?
2:07 What happens to the healthy cells?
2:32 What is fractionation?
2:57 What are the side effects of radiotherapy?
4:38 Take home message

Music: https://www.bensound.com

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