A 29-year-old member asked:
Are there areas of the body where cancer can't be treated with radiation?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mitchell Kamravaanswered
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
No: Radiation can be used on any part of the body. What differs is the dose that can be used. Different tissues have different tolerances and so some parts of the body can be treated to higher doses of radiation than others.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfaranswered
Radiation Oncology 35 years experience
No: Radiation can be given to any area. However tolerance or limitation of the tissues are different and the desired benefit may not be achieved if the location is close to very sensitive areas.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 7, 2015
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