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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are two main types, external beam and internal radiation through "seeds". Thyroid cancer can be treated with radioactive iodine given IV. Radioa ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
FIBROSIS: Radiation pneumonitis with fibrosis is the most serious. Also radiation esophagitis and scarring of the skin. Most resolve to some degree with time an ... Read More
A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
First question: Is whether treatment is necessary, depends on gleason score and psa. Treatment may not add value to you. Watchful waiting follows your psa #, rate of ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Slight: With modern techniques relatively uncommon, although x ray changes may occur more often than symptoms. Like anything else in the chest, side effects ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Katz
25 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily : It would be extremely unlikely to occur
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience General Surgery
Not really: When given appropiately, radiation helps with local control. Keeping the tumor from recurring where it started). But yes exposure to radiation can be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends on the kind: Chemo drugs may be recommended depending on the type of cancer (pathology), and extent of cancer.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Radiation itself is not painful but can have side effects such as tiredness, skin irritation, cough, shortness of breath and low blood counts.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then proba ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Every kind: Radiation can kill any kind of cancer cell. However, some cancers are harder to treat with radiation than others. From our next to critical organs tha ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible: But less than 20% survive 5 years. Depends on where the metastases are and how numerous and size. Solitary liver mets without evidence elsewhere in th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not h ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Different types: There are different types of radiation therapy. Some patients have beams that are aimed at them. Other patients have small radioactive "seeds" impla ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Healthy Lifestyle: The best things you can do include avoiding estrogen-progesterone pills, smoking, and radiation exposure. Exercise, a healthy low-fat diet, and avoid ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Cherullo
23 years experience Urology
Depends: If the prostate cancer is still responsive to androgen deprivation therapy (adt), which is chemical elimination of testosterone, the patient might hav ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: There are charlatans and fake labs that will diagnose anyone with heavy metal poisoning and offer to remove it with expensive, phony remedies. Myelody ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Prostate cancer: The most common metastatic site would be bones-although it also can go to other sites- lymph glands, lung, liver etc.. Symptoms will depend on the loc ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Erik Castle
Specializes in General Surgery
In theory, prostate cancer cells can spread anywhere in the body: In practice, though, most cases of prostate cancer metastasis occur in the lymph nodes and the bones. Prostate cancer metastasis occurs when cells bre ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: After a lumpectomy and whole breast radiation, there is a 12-15% chance that breast cancer will come back in the same breast within 5 years. However, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: We often use radiation in this setting for palliation of symptoms, like palliation of pain from a bone metastesis or to open up an airway etc.. The m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Not usually: There are some families who have increased rates of a variety of cancers, including papillary thyroid cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. But ha ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Radiation is used in curing lung cancer. Its used in varying combinations with surger and chemotherapy to find the best treatment for each stage and ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
May be...: After a successful rt for prostate cancer(pca), the patient will still require a lifelong f/u for possible rising psa after definitive rx; it's reason ... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: See a neurologist. The radiation therapy could have cause an injury to one of the major nerves supplying your leg.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Time: Pain medication , topical anesthetic spray and special mouth wash have been used to relief the pain. Go to see your radiation and medical oncologist a ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Losartan and pain: The chances of your gut pain being due to your low dose of losartan (l) are pretty small. L is a drug of the angiotensin receptor blocker class (arb) ... Read More
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