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A 31-year-old female asked:

My motherinlaw is receiving radiation once a week for a melanoma. is it safe for her to be around my children and myself as i am pregnant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Receiving radiation therapy does not make a person radioactive. I hope that she has the opportunity to enjoy the company of the people who love her.
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Yes: She does not become radioactive from the treatment and is not a harm to you or your children. Be sure to use good hand hygiene to prevent her from catching a cold or the flu.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2014
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