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Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Minimal: Radiation is usually free of side effects for the first 2-3 weeks of use. Then it can cause some mild local skin redness or sun burn like effects. It ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
1-2 months: Most patients have some side effects for about 4 weeks and then start recovering and are nearly fully recovered in 2 months after the treatment was co ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Treatment of choice: Apc is the treatment of choice for complicated radiation proctitis not responding to medications. It is very safe, but like any procedures can have si ... Read More
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No, please enjoy: There is no reason not to masturbate, and healthy to have the urge. Is there any chance you might find or have a partner, that might be better.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Activated charcoal is unlikely to treat the side effects of chemo. You should talk to her doctor as there are medications to address side effects of c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See prior answer: In brief, anesthesia, neuromuscular blockers, surgery itself can all result in post-operative respiratory failure, with need for trach and respirator. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Yes. You may eat or drink before treatments. In certain cases like treating pancrease (pancrelipase) we may want to keep stomach empty, and you will b ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: In some circumstances delivering radiation therapy more than once a day may be used to shorten the course of treatment or modify the side-effects of t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
About 15 min: Generally, it takes about 5 minutes to position a patient for a treatment. The actual treatment itself may take another 1 or 2 minutes. In most cases, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mcgee
49 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Patience, time: The effects of radiation therapy take time to resolve. Appetite is one that may take some time and may be slowed in recovery by other continuing medi ... Read More

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