Radioactive Seed
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Radioactive Seed

A small, radioactive pellet that is placed in or near a tumor. Cancer cells are killed by the energy given off as the radioactive material decays (breaks down).

Radioactive Seed

A small, radioactive pellet that is placed in or near a tumor. Cancer cells are killed by the energy given off as the radioactive material breaks down and becomes more stable.

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Radioactive Seed has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Glossary of Cancer Terms, NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.

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