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What are the benefits of external beam radiation for cancer treatment?

External beam radiation for the treatment of cancer allows high doses of radiation to be directed specifically to the tumor itself, sparing healthy tissue in areas around it. Using three-dimensional treatment planning, the radiation oncologist can avoid critical structures, such as organs, while delivering the high dose of radiation to the cancer cells.

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