oa South African Medical Journal - Ionizing radiation causing a risk of cancer in man - a short review and a discussion

Volume 52, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An attempt has been made to present, in short review, the most important carcinogens that have been implicated in the development of cancer in the various organ sites of the human body and to demonstrate the relatively minor role played by ionizing radiation, especially radiotherapy, in causing a risk of cancer in man.

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