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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Necrosis por radiación

Radiation necrosis (RAY-dee-AY-shun neh-KROH-sis)
The death of healthy tissue caused by radiation therapy. Radiation necrosis is a side effect of radiation therapy given to kill cancer cells, and can occur after cancer treatment has ended.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.