Four Main Groups of Radiation Effects Data

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4. Largest group: Radiation
therapy patients



This group provides valuable information. However, many of effects seen are a combination of exposure to radiation and to the illness they have. Most of the data from these sources are from localized, partial body radiation therapy. Other important data comes from therapy patients who are "cured", providing radiation physicists data on the the increased likelihood of these people getting another cancer from their radiation treatments.



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