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Dr. Ramji Rajendran

Radiation Oncology
Elk Grove Village, IL
16 years experience male

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Radiation Oncology Consultants

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Bio

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Undergraduate University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA MD and PhD degrees University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Internship Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Board Certified Radiation Oncologist

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Radiation Oncology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
36 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Secondary Cancer: Radiation does cause cancer, but is also used to treat cancer in radiation oncology. The best data for this is from children treated with radiation and followed closely for many years. The data can be murky with other causes of cancer. However, in general, the risk of secondary malignancy is much less than 1% can take up to 20 years to develop. The benefit of radiation far outweighs this risk.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Radiation Oncology : Radiation oncology is a field of medicine that is for treatment of cancer and rarely benign disease with x-rays generated from a machine or by prescribing radio pharmaceuticals (radioactive drugs). Nuclear medicine is a field of medicine that uses radioactive compounds to diagnose disease. This field of medicine can be used in cancer, heart disease, rheumatology, and even bleeding.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Does radiation hurt?: Radiation therapy is used after surgery to improve the chances of remaining cancer free in the breast or chest wall. It does not hurt. Most patients receive daily treatment m-f fir 4-6 weeks. It does cause some skin redness kind of like a sunburn after about 3 weeks of treatment. This can be uncomfortable, but usually goes away about 2-3 weeks after finishing treatment. Skin care is provided.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rajendran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rajendran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, person last year found PE, this June was found with LNG cnr
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank God for your quick response.
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Yes have scheduled pap appt. Thank you for your fast reply..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD
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