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chemo vs radiation which is worse

A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
A very individual...: ...decision whether to undergo a course of treatment as recommended. I commend you for your personal insight, but would ask that you be completely cer ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: In general, younger patients recover better than older patients. However, long term side effects can be more extensive in children as many processes a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Recovery: Yes children do recover better than adults do
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
CANCER RX: It depends on the kind of cancer if responsive to the therapy, the stage and not the age of the patient.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it will recover: Appetite can be impaired temporarily. But he must force feed himself so that he does not lose weight. After the chemo is completed, appetite will reco ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Very!: Response rates vary quite a bit depending on the type of cancer, it's stage, and it's unique molecular features.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is temporary: Loss of appetite is common following chemotherapy, and to some degree after radiation therapy. This does not last more than 2 to 3 weeks after each cy ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: One person in the family needs to be the designated communicator and go with your brother to the oncology appointment to disccuss this. Each patient ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Adjuvant chemo: First of all, we need to make sure that the wound from mastectomy are healing well before we start chemotherapy. So it is roughly as early as 4 weeks ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
I think it: may be time for you to have a complete endocrine evaluation (Pituitary /Ovarian function) in order to plan for possible FERTILITY issues! Hope this ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
4ever means?: If you mean treated successfully with a long term remission or cure, it can happen, depending on the situation. If you mean treating the cancer all th ... Read More

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