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Unformatted text preview: potentially affecting its D.N.A. and creating other forms of cancer. b) What kind of diseases can be treated with radionucleotide therapy? It helps to treat gynelogical, head, neck, thyroid, and prostate cancer as well as preventing the closing of arteries after balloon angioplasty. c) How can radionucleotides help to treat cancer? By placing a "seed" of photons, electrons, or decaying particles inside of a cancerous cell, the radiation being given off will hopefully destroy the D.N.A and stop the uncontrolled mutating of cells. 1...
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