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Thursday, June 20, 2013
Radiation from a Patient Undergoing Radiation Therapy
Does radiation treatment for prostate cancer induce any radioactivity in the patient? Is it safe to be near a person who is having radiation therapy (after treatment)?
Radiation therapy does not make a person radioactive and thus they are not a risk factor to anyone else, period.
R Bruce Bracken, MD
Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati