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How chemotherapy doesn’t work

Chemotherapy never kills an entire tumor the first round, but only takes out a percentage of cancer cells, called the “fractional kill”. The goal with chemotherapy is to repeat treatment cycles six times to knock down tumor cell population – … Continue reading

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Radiation wipes out stem cells

Ionizing radiation exposure, whether accidental or deliberate, can be fatal. This is because of the widespread destruction that radiation does to hematopoietic stem cells in the bone marrow that make all blood cells. Some cancer treatments irradiate malignancies to destroy … Continue reading

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