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Tumour shrinking after radiation

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Scientific basis: Cell phones don't cause cancer. This is something that's been kept alive by politicians, fear-mongers, and retrospective (basically junk) studies. In ... Read More
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Radiationis anti DNA: Radiation in the proper doses can destroy the dna of a tumor cell which is more sensitive than that of normal cells. The frequency of cell phone radi ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask the treating doc: Chemotherapy as well as radiotherapy have side effects which can make a person very sick due to damage to the normal cells. This can lead to low blood ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandhya Srinivas
34 years experience Medical Oncology
High : Depends on which cancer and also what prior therapy you have had. In general works well in shrinking a tumor
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good choice : I m sorry about your cancer. This regimen is very likely to help and get you some more good time.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Complex decision: Whether or not ablation of your vestibular nerve (8th cranial nerve) will help with your balance problem depends on the cause (EG, size and location o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not recommended: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (meaning prior to surgery) is sometimes indicated depending on the malignancy type. Most "ulcerated tumors" are consistent wi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Radiation can have a deleterious effect on tissue, but the younger the patient the more susceptible to cancer. If the thyroid is radiated in young pe ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Varies: Phyllodes tumors vary with histopathology and the more aggressive ones are best treated with both excision and radiation. The decision is usually made ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Get 2nd opinion Path: I am not in favor of radiotherapy for early Endometrial carcinoma, in general. But it may have to be considered if there is Lymphovascular invasion(LV ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes but unlikely: It is very unlikely you would develop another type of tumor, but possible. If there is a new tumor in the same area, it's more likely the same type ... Read More

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