A 66-year-old female asked:
i had eight weeks of radiation and two weeks of chemotherapy for stage two tonsil cancer approx. 15 years ago. i have not had any recurring cancer, but what are my chances of getting a secondary cancer from so much radiation and chemo.?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
48 years experience Pathology
See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful estimate of the risk. You may visit this site for information: https://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatments-and-side-effects/physical-side-effects/second-cancers-in-adults/treatment-risks.html Wish you good health!
Answered on Aug 20, 2020
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