Dr. Bahman Daneshfar

Radiation Oncology
Opelousas, LA
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lafayette

Address

1101 S College Suite 105, Lafayette
Directions

About

Bio

I grew up in Missouri and went to the Missouri State and Univ of Missouri. I had honors and awards in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, and Radiation Oncology. My residency was completed at Univ of Texas Medical Branch where the majority of professors were from MD anderson and Joint Center (Harvard). I passed boards and practiced in Louisiana ever since. As director of my department I introduced every new advancement in Radiation Oncology including HDR brachytherapy, IMRT, IGRT, Cyberknife Radiosurgery and excelled at Prostate Brachytherapy with seeds. Being good with your hands, visual spatial concepts and detailed abillities allowed me to see and treat over 1300 patients with seed brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Radiation is used in many cancers with the majority of cancers I treat now consisting of breast, lung and rectal.

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

309 Answers
69 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Medicines: These are drugs and medications that are given by intravenous, intraarterial, or oral routes in most cases. The drugs are made by companies (pharmaceu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Several things : Hyperechoic means its more dense and hypoechoic is less dense. Each could mean different possibilities. The radiologists report should indicate these... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Biopsy: When a mass or lesion is seen in the lung on xray and ct scan then eventually a biopsy is required. If this is the only spot then biopsy is done by c... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Possible: Even with normal blood work lymph nodes can be mildly enlarged from a nearby infection. If no infection is identified and nodes can get enlarged and s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: In some cases hormonal treatment can be as effective as chemotherapy. However if there is benefit from chemotherapy then it would be in addition to h... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Biopsy: The only sure fire way is biopsy by dilation and curretage. When a uterine cancer is suspected its when there is unusual bleeding spotting that's not... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Wait: Whether from chemo or radiation the timing can vary as to when hair will fall out. Once it's obvious go to the barber and look into wigs, caps or not... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes it is safe: There is no effect on your cancer. If you are allergic to cats and live with them you will have allergy symptoms. You will need to take antihistamine... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Not necessarily: Radiation tolerance has more to do with what is being radiated and the levels of radiation. Also everyone has a different genetic composition that dic... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: Overdose of radiation can cause all kinds of problem that are very serious but polyps is not one of them. Polyps however are very common and there ar... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: It is very effective to have mastectomy but not any more effective. It's the choice of the patient which option they prefer and best suits them. How... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Statistics : Doctors give averages and statistics. They can never exactly for an individual. They should make that clear however. Oncologists should be describin... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Depends how long: How long on hormones? If just started the cancer may respond for average of several years. If he was already on hormones for long time prognosis is w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
It is common: When we give radiation near the bladder or to the bladder it is fairly common. This only means an inflammation of the lining of the bladder. Radiati... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Close radiation : This is where radioactive substances are place directly into a cancer and nearby tissues. Catheters or tubes can also be inserted and then the radioac... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Standard Radiation: There is standard radiation, imrt, radiosurgery and proton beam. Standard of care is still using regular ionizing radiation when normal tissue is pro... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
It is possible.: Depends on the type of lung cancer. There are four types. It also depends on the stage of cancer. As the stage gets higher it is less likely or ev... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Standard radiation: The size and grade of this tumor and extent of resection is all very important to be able to answer this. Surgery is the most important in treatment.... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Absolutely : Palliative radiation means alleviating symptoms. One of these symptoms is pain. It can be very effective and there a number of techniques and types of... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: Ideally we woul like to do surgery on lung cancer which means the cancer was resectable. In these cases the disease will be early stage and not requ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: Infection is treated based on what organism causes the infection which is done by medications such as antibacterial or antifungal.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
It is the same.: Years ago they called the doctors radiation therapist, then they changed that to radiation oncologist and the therapist was for the technician who del... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Heavy particles.: Protons is the positive charged particle in an atom. It takes very expensive machines to be able to give this therapy and in general this therapy is ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Side effects.: In early stage prostate cancer all treatments are equal, so the question is what are the possibilities of the lasting permanent side effect. The two ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
PAP smear: During a female pelvic exam the gynecologist will scrape the outside of the cervix and smear it on a microscope slide. The pathologist will look at t... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
In time: Dcis means cancer cells are inside the ducts and have not invaded. In time these cells will cross the duct wall and invade the breast tissues resulti... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Dermatologist & yes: Those at risk should, it includes fair (light colored, freckled) skinned individuals. Sun damaged skin and those with nevi and moles. The main way i... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
It can: Hpv is associated with genital warts and cancers as well as head and neck cancers and linings. This does not mean everyone who has these cancers has ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Probably not: Most stage 4 have many sites of spread and can not be cured by radiation. However there are a few cases of limited stage 4 such as a single metastasi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
It happens.: This has happened before to childbearing age women. All cancer doctors have experienced this. Depending on the exposure of radiation and the trimeste... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Improving abilities: Anything that effects the brain will result in a patient having difficulties. Strokes, trauma or cancer can cause someone to lose various functions a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Your radiation and medical oncologist should coordinate whether this should be done. Some cancers doing the treatment at the same time gives the best... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Having done 1300 seed cases I have never seen this complication. The skill of the doctor is therefore critical. If the seeds end up in the wrong pla... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Possibly.: The answer is in the statistics. There is a 15 to 20 percent chance of cure with radiation and chemotherapy. 10 percent with just radiation for stag... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Best not to take : Radiation works by creating free radicals. Antioxidants get rid of free radicals which has a protective effect that we want normally. But during radi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: 10 to 15 percent of breast cancers can not be seen on mammograms even if a mass or other finding is physically identified. For that reason women are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Only radiation given directly through and to the teeth can cause this damage. Or radiation to salivary glands that dry the mouth cause teeth to decay ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Often radiation is used to stop bleeding, such as coughing up blood from a lung cancer, or bleeding from the vagina from a cervix or vaginal cancer. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: If the hips get an amount of radiation above what this area can handle this complication can happen. This is why there is treatment planning and doct... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: The ability of radiation to kill the cancer depends on the sensitivity of the cancer and influenced by the extent of cancer and if limited to the glan... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Depends on the pellet type. Most likely iodine or palladium. You should have gotten instruction on who to avoid. Rules are usually for children less t... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No and Yes: Radiation therapy slows or stops cell growth. The goal is of course to kill cancer cells and they don't grow and die. However if you look up the four... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Possibly: External beam radiation is given to the prostate only. With modern techniques of imrt and igrt the radiation is spread out significantly over the pel... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: As dr. Shirazi stated you can't directly radiate a defibrillator. With many new radiation techniques there are many angles used, so the medical physi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: In the way you asked the question it can. It depends on the dose. Low dose exposures can allow cells to survive and this could happen. In the treatm... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: Radiation to the breast will have little to no effect on the immune system as very little bone marrow is exposed. You have little higher risk of gett... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Yes: Once you leave the radiation room there is no radiation left in you to effect your husband. As long as you do not have discomfort in the abdomen, pel... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Sometimes: If the cancer is from the liver cure is only possible by surgery. If the cancer has spread to the liver and there is only one spot of metastasis then... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Ask your doctor why?: This depends on your condition and age. Assuming you have cancer of the breast there are some (by no means all) radiation doctors who may not recomme... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
Rarely: A fibroid is a benign tumor. Rarely it will be associated with a sarcoma. Fibroids do not have to be removed because of concern that it will turn int... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 20, 2013
Excellent physician!
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Jan 17, 2012
this doctor brought up other scans that my doctor currently has not brought up.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Daneshfar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you..he started me off at 150 mcg ..when I started rai my tsh was 128.6 which still confuses me..also a very low vitamin d reading of 9.. I have also started calitriol .25 mcg
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Diagnosed ultrasound: right surapatellar effusion and small right Bakers cyst. MRI is booked & area to be examined is R/O medial meniscal tear. pain!!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your prompt answer. I have a Gleason score of 8 but a pelvic MRI and bone scan were both clear. Fingers crossed the cancer is restricted to the gland.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

TX

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH GAL

Awards

Graduated top 1 percent Missouri State University
Summa Cum Laude at Missouri State
Top 20 percent at Univ of Missouri
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