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My friend has cancer of the throat and recently underwent surgery to remove the cancer? will he need radiation?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Depends: Location, nodal involvement and adequacy of resection will help to determine if he requires any additional treatment such as radiation therapy.

Answered 3/12/2020

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Short list.: Side effects include decreased saliva production, throat irritation and soreness with some discomfort on swallowing. Possible hoarse voice from vocal cord inflammation. These are from an oncologist's point of view; for more information contact your radiation therapist.

Answered 7/5/2012

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