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Cancer radiation

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 years experience
Depends: This depends on the site of your body being treated, and the dose of radiation being administered. It also depends on whether chemotherapy is also bei... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Radiation is usually: Given daily, m-fri, so its time consuming. Treatments last 15-30 minutes. The healthy tissues account for negative effects, and they vary upon where ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Side effects : General side effects of radiation therapy include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. There can also be radiation dermatitis where the radiation has been expo... Read More
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Will try to be general as body location, type of radiation, reason for treatment, etc play a sig role in answering your q. Short term: inflammation w... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Rad treatment steps: 1. Evaluation by radiation oncologist to determine if radiation is an option 2. If so, need to do a planning session to determine the area to treat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Need More Info: The side effects of both surgery and radiation therapy are dependent on the specific type of cancer that is being treated.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Cost of radiation: There is no set cost for radiation: it depends on the place you are being treated(some states have cheaper cost)and the site you are having treated.Th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Few Choices: Most patients undergo conventional radiation therapy. Newer modalities include: imrt, cyberknife and proton therapy. The radiation oncologist will be... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on type.: Cancer treatment is usually divided into local (the organ where the cancer started) and systemic (the rest of the body) therapy. Both surgery and ra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
No: I am unaware of any penertating radiation that escapes the case, and cancer causation requires penetration through your clothes or skin. Highly unlike... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: Patients who received radiation, the radiation energy like gamma rays dissipates in the tissues immediately, and patients can not re emit radiation, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Guideline: These sites hopefully would be helpful for you: http://www.Nccn.Org/patients/patient_guidelines/pancreatic/index.Html; http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer... Read More
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