Radiation Watch: Study suggests radiation therapy might actually help cancer

Radiation therapy for cancer patients in some cases could be doing more harm than good.

Researchers in the US have found radiation used to kill cancerous cells depresses the body’s immune response in the area around the tumour, allowing surviving cancerous cells to multiply with little resistance.

Langerhans cells, found in the skin, can resist the damaging effects of radiation. ∞∞∞∞∞ www.3news.co.nz ∞∞∞∞∞

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