A 28-year-old female asked:
with tonsil cancer caused by hpv which kind of radiation therapy, tomo or rapid arc (or others) do you recommend?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar answered
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Either device: Both technologies are capable of excellent treatment. Its more important to know the extent of disease and stage and if the doctor has experience. For example if only one side of the neck needs treatment and the doctor treats both sides then its not the device that will limit your side effects and injuries but how the doctor programmed and planned your treatment.
Answered on Feb 21, 2014
Dr. Reza Shirazi answered
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
IGRT/IMRT : Igrt/imrt radiation is the best way to give the radiation. Tomotherapy, rapid arc are both capable of delivering this type of radiation. You are good with either one. Depending on the stage, you may be well served with getting concurrent chemotherapy with it also.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
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