What is Cobalt Radiation?

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Cobalt radiation, or cobalt-60 therapy, is a specific type of radiation therapy that uses gamma rays from cobalt-60 radioisotopes to treat conditions such as cancer.

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Side effects of Cobalt Radiation

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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Cobalt Radiation

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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cobalt Radiation.