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The Medicine of Chernobyl Part 3: Chemotherapy, Radiation and Teratogenicity

December 23, 2019

This is the third episode of the Medicine of Chernobyl, inspired by the HBO series of the same name. Continuing our discussion with Dr. Greg Thompson, a private practice radiation oncologist, we go over patient related misconceptions about radiation and teratogenic effects of radiation.

01:10 - Patients' Misconceptions about radiation

04:05 - A 20 year old female presents for genetic counseling (tumor suppressor genes) 

09:50 - How radiation oncologists approach the treatment of cancers. 

13:10 - A 25 year old female with acute radiation illness finds out she's pregnant 


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Sources, Credits, and More Resources

The Real Chernobyl (Sky News Documentary) 

Radiation Basics (Made Simple) from the CDC 

HBO's Chernobyl Series Companion Podcast

HBO's Chernobyl Series Trailer

Thanks to Ike Potter, producer of the ITB Main Podcast, and Christopher Breitigan, ITB's creative director, the executive producer of our Chernobyl series and the genius behind @ITBsides on Twitter.

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Music: Radiate by Enter Shikari (used with permission). 

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