Published: December 14, 2012 3:14 PM
By RANDY DOTINGA. Special to Newsday
Photo credit: Barry Sloan | Dr. Jonathan Haas, M.D., chief of radiation oncology at Winthrop-University Hospital, poses for a portrait beside the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System at the hospital. The CyberKnife system is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. (Dec. 10, 2012)
Radiation has come to play a crucial role in medicine, with X-rays and other types of scans giving insight into what's happening in people's bodies. But as doctors look for cancerous tumors and other abnormalities, they and their patients must keep in mind that radiation can be dangerous, too.
Here's what you need to know:
1. BE AWARE OF THE POTENTIAL HARM FROM RADIATION BUILDUP
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