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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 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
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
16 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
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
28 years experience Radiation Oncology
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
30 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience 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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
22 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience 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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