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A 66-year-old male asked:

If i chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back. would that mean my body would get too much radiation?

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Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 22 years experience
Talk to doctor: Generally speaking, the doctors only treat the body with as much radiation as it can tolerate. Nothing is absolutely certain in this life and cancers do recur after radiation treatment. They also can recur after surgery.
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