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Cancer: Proton therapy has fewer side effects than X-ray radiation

May 29, 2019

According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, in 2019, doctors will have diagnosed 1,762,450 new cases of cancer, and 606,880 people will have died from the disease.

X-ray radiation is one of the most common therapies for cancer, whether the disease is in its early stages or whether the tumor has spread. Although effective, radiation therapy has a wide range of side effects.

These can include fatigue, skin irritation, fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, as well as changes in appetite or difficulty eating and swallowing.

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