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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Radiation's Long Term Effects On Pediatric Cancer Patients

Bone marrow transplant is often prescribed for kids who have leukemia or other blood cancers.  Typically, just before the transplant the child is given total body irradiation in order to help kill any cancer cells and to suppress the immune system so that it doesn't attack the transplanted cells.

Here's a recent study which show some of the later effects of the irradiation (doses typically 1000-2000 rad range)

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