Radiation dose calculator, England, 1950-1979
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Glossary: radiation dose calculator
Any cancerous tumour. It arises from the abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells which then invade and destroy the surrounding tissues. Cancer cells spread and can form secondary tumours some distance from the original.
Glossary: radiation therapy
A type of medical treatment that uses high energy radiation such as X-rays.
Transmission of any type of energy by means of rays, waves or as mobile sub-atomic particles (electrons, neutrons and protons).