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why do I need to take a enema before my radiation treatments start

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: You may take a shower. Use a mild soap such as dove, then rinse off. Avoid scrubbing or using anything that may cause friction to the treatment area. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Organic: As much as possible you want a high nutrient whole foods, preferably organic (pesticide-free) as tolerated. A good cookbook, for everyone in the famil ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Studies take time: Thankfully, for most cancers, we have many treatment options- even when not curable, people are living longer and better. So if someone get radiation ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
There is a limit: On the radiation dose they will give to each part of the body. You need to ask the radiation therapist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Long time: Radiation therapy can have numerous ill effects on one's mouth. The lack of taste is one of these problems. It normally will resolve itself but may t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
24 years experience Dentistry
5 patients: (i noticed you were waiting for a while to get answers, so i will comment here although I have limited experience as a dentist.) in my fresh memories, ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No let your doctor: Evaluate first , will find the cause, may due to post radiation edema , which will subside , and change the dose if needed, .
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Consult nutritionist: There's good research showing supplements can reduce toxicity while increasing effectiveness of chemo and radiation but it should be individualized ba ... Read More
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A 52-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 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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