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Section Editor: Prof Indraneel Mittra
Professor Indraneel MittraDr Ernest Borges Chair in Translational Research and Professor Emeritus,Department of Surgical OncologyTata Memorial Centre Tata Memorial Hospital and Advanced Centre for Treatment,Research & Education in Cancer (ACTREC),Mumbai
Radiation is a form of energy that is present all around us. There are different types of radiation - some have more energy than others. Radiation released into the environment is measured in units called curies. However, the dose of radiation that a person receives is measured in units called rem. Any living tissue in the human body can be damaged by ionizing radiation.
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Reduce your cancer risk
Eat a low-fat, high-fibre diet. Include five servings of fruits and vegetables daily from the following list - a medium sized fruit, ¾ cup of fruit juice, ¼ cup dry fruits, ½ cup vegetables, 1 cup raw leafy vegetable like spinach/lettuce, ½ cup cooked daal or beans or peas.
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Radiation and health outcomes

The effect radiation has on human health has been the subject of recent interest.