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Children undergoing radiation for cancer may have alternative to sedation

19:00 EST 14 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of North Texas) Radiation therapy for children with cancer is painless, but preparation for it may cause great stress for a child and his or her family because the child is routinely sedated before each treatment, to stay motionless. Manish Vaidya at the University of North Texas is using a computer program to train young patients to stay motionless so sedation won't be necessary.

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