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what precautions should a person take when undergoing radiation treatment for cancer

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yep: Some patients with throat, lung, rectal and other cancers get concurrent chemo and radiation. The benefit of the combo in certain specific settings is ... Read More

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hoarseness: Hoarseness of the voice during radiation treatments is common and occurs more commonly when the vocal cords are in the field of radiation. This shoul ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurie Harrell
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron (leupr ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Keep going: Congrats for finishing chemo! please do not stop now. If you had a lumpectomy, then you need to get radiation to help decrease your chance of the ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: Radiation therapy (rt) is used to treat specific spots of cancer, while chemotherapy is used to treat the whole body. Rt is similar to getting an x-ra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks to month: It can take few weeks to c results but can take l.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ellis
58 years experience Urology
Probably not: The vitamin d3 is supposed to help prevent calcium loss from the bones. The bone loss usually is greatest if antitestosterone drugs are used or if bo ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: I couldn't find turminc but if it's the same as turmeric, then this should help answer your question. Turmeric has shown in some early studies to be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Hochman
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
A new normal: After successful treatment for throat cancer patients can have a lot of different symptoms both long term and short term. Dry mouth and dental proble ... Read More
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