How it Works

The γ-rays damage the DNA (genetic code) in the cells that make up your body. The radiation ruins the underlying instructions the cell needs to achieve this division and growth.

This alteration of DNA information kills some of the cells immediately, and kills the rest when they next try to divide. Cancer cells are more sensitive to radiation than normal cells, which can repair some of the damage, so allowing them to survive.

This difference in effect on the normal tissues, compared with the cancer allows us to cure the cancer, but not cause too much “collateral damage” which might cause side-effects for the patient.

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