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Why Are Cancer Cells More Sensitive to Radiation Than Normal

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Why are cancer cells more sensitive to radiation than normal cells?


A)The cells most sensitive to radiation are the ones undergoing rapid cellular division; cancer cells are an example of rapidly dividing cells.
B)The cells most sensitive to radiation are the ones undergoing slow cellular division; cancer cells are an example of slowly dividing cells.
C)The cells most sensitive to radiation are the ones that do not undergo cellular division; cancer cells are an example of cells that do not divide.
D)Cancer cells generally form on top of normal cells; they are therefore the cells closest to the applied radiation.
E)Cancer cells are shielded from radiation by their thick cellular membrane; normal cells lack this cellular membrane.

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