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How many radiation therapy sessions does prostate cancer usually take

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience in General Practice
Around 35: This depends on the radiation oncologist but the standard external beam radiation to the prostate takes around 7 weeks with 5 treatments per week. The ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Do you mean: Gleason grade 7? Prognosis of prostate cancer, like other cancers depend on the stage more than on the grade. Please see this site for information on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience in Urologic Oncology
Yes: Fatigue, urinary and bowel symptoms are common with external beam radiation but are typically mild and transient. Urinary symptoms may be more intense ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Possibly: I'm not sure exactly what you are referring to by radiation prostatitis but if you are referring to increased urinary urgency and frequency then yes t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Judd Boczko
22 years experience in Urology
Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
6-8 months: Usually stage 2 or 3 lung cancer patients can be treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. In this case, surgery and recovery takes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Urologist: Since you are in medical school, it would be prudent to consult the urologist at your school.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is debatable: This is a common dilema as both treatment types(surgery and Radiotherapy) give equally good results. The chocie between the two is based on your Age ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: These are good questions for your oncologist. If you're referring to high dose chemotherapy, most people are able to take only 1/2 to 2 days away fro ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: Known to us, vasectomy is the surgical means to interrupt sperm transportation for sterilization. In my 46-yr study and practice in urology, I could h ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Infrequant: It is possible to develop cancers ( sarcomas , leukemia s etc) years after radiation therapy in very few. This should not be an objection for refusi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
I know of a cancer: Center with n interest, but I do not know if i'm allowed to foist specific centers on the site. You can dial 1-800-4-cancer, or an nci web site. This ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
0-7 weeks.: The most common method for treating breast cancer is external beam rt ("outside-in") given over 7 weeks; this can be accelerated over 4 weeks in some ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
As many as needed: There is no single answer, dose and duration depends type of chemo therapeutic agent and type of tumor.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Very effective.: Radiation therapy (rt) is never a primary treatment for breast cancer, but rather a supplement to surgery for the local treatment of breast cancer. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
29 years experience in Radiation Oncology
~5-6wks for Rads: If you need pelvic rt it's usually 15-30min per day, m-f for about 5wks-6wks.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
BAD: It it is one of the worest malignancies , especially in advanced stage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
A lot: The updated long term results of rtog 9410 were published in 2011 in the journal of the national cancer institute. This study examined different regi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Has role later: In patients with prostate cancer once the disease spreads initial treatment is with hormone therapy, in addition to this or after this stops working c ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience in Radiation Oncology
It Depends: The rate and extent of healing depend on the amount of radiation received, the time since radiation, the size of the wound, other medical problems a p ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Controversial therap: Proton therapy is not commonly used to treat cancer, especially not Lung Cancer. It is still considered experimental therapy and is certainly not prov ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: Sorry to hear the sad news of your dad. Who decided not to get any Rx? Your dad or Doc or both? If Doc or both, he would be in the real terminal stage ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: If the cancer is from the liver cure is only possible by surgery. If the cancer has spread to the liver and there is only one spot of metastasis then ... Read More

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