A Double-Edged Sword
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Healing From Hiroshima’s Ashes

As a child in Hiroshima, Japan, Ritsuko Komaki witnessed the devastating effects of radiation from the atomic bomb. Now a physician in the U.S., she uses radiation to help heal cancer patients.

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By Kevin Begos

A Double-Edged Sword

Ritsuko Komaki knows first-hand that radiation has the power to hurt and the power to heal

By Kevin Begos


As a child in Hiroshima, Japan, Ritsuko Komaki witnessed the disease and death caused by radiation after the atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. Today, as a radiation oncologist in the United States, she harnesses the power of radiation to heal cancer patients.

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