A 43-year-old member asked:
Can you have radiation treatment while receiving chemotherapy?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
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Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Your radiation and medical oncologist should coordinate whether this should be done. Some cancers doing the treatment at the same time gives the best result while other cancer doing them in succession is best.
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Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Yes: In many cancers, outcomes are improved by having both treatments at the same time. Not all chemotherapies should be given at the same time as radiation treatment, but it would be unlikely that any physician would recommend an unsafe combination of chemotherapy and radiation.
3.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 23, 2014
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