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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Call and ask: You should call the cancer center you have been referred to for this answer. The type and amount of radiation are important, and there are different c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Few Choices: Most patients undergo conventional radiation therapy. Newer modalities include: imrt, cyberknife and proton therapy. The radiation oncologist will be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
There are many: Isotopes in use for cancer and benign disease treatment - the list goes from the original radium being re-tooled for prostate treatment to iodine isot ... Read More

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