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Can you get radiation treatment twice in a day?

Can you get radiation treatment twice in a day?

Yes: In some circumstances delivering radiation therapy more than once a day may be used to shorten the course of treatment or modify the side-effects of treatment. ...Read more

Gamma Rays (Definition)

This is light of extremely short wavelengths typically produced either among the stars / in cosmic rays or by radioactive element decay. Gamma rays form the background of normal radiation in which we all live; it is substantially greater than the exposure we get from imaging scans or should get from ...Read more


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Dad will be going through chemo 1 a wk and radiation 5days a wk for the course of 6wks what would be the best time of day to get treatment am or pm?

Dad will be going through chemo 1 a wk and radiation 5days a wk for the course of 6wks what would be the best time of day to get treatment am or pm?

It may not matter: If you are given a choice, take it in the morning half of the day provided your dad does not mind getting out of bed early. He will feel much stronger in the mornings. Patients on radiotherapy feel more tired especially in the afternoon/evenings. ...Read more

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Can a baby get accidentally irradiated from an adult person that just came home from radiation treatment?

Can a baby get accidentally irradiated from an adult person that just came home from radiation treatment?

Depends: If the adult received any type of external beam irradiation (imrt, protons, cyberknife, etc.), then no. If the adult was given a radiopharmaceutical such as radioactive iodine or a temporary internal radiation implant, yes. See: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/treatmenttypes/radiation/radiationtherapyprinciples/radiation-therapy-principles-safety-for-patient-and-family. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for radiation exposure?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for radiation exposure?

A bit of help...: From iodine tablets, because reactor melt downs and a bombs release radioactive iodine, and these cause future cancers in many. However, there is no morning after or day before pill to pevent lethal radiation overdoses or atomic attacks. During the cold war, there was major searches to find medical means to prevent lethal total body exposure...We have none from the effort. ...Read more

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Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

Can women get radiation treatment and chemo while enduring a radical vasectomy?

Here are some...: Known to us, vasectomy is the surgical means to interrupt sperm transportation for sterilization. I my 46-yr study and practice in urology, I could have remembered any occasion talking about "radical" vasectomy. Besides, are you worrying about radiation and chemo to your partner while her man being treated with both for testicular cancer? So, please detail the specifics and relevance of the Q? ...Read more

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What do patients think of radiation exposure in medicine, for diagnostics and treatment? Do patients get scared?

What do patients think of radiation exposure in medicine, for diagnostics and treatment? Do patients get scared?

No if informed: If patients are informed properly , they will not 'get scared'. First the amount of radiation exposure in diagnostic test is negligible you get more by going to beach. During treatment precise , focused dose will be given with out damage to surrounding tissue, equipment also getting advanced. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get your taste buds back after about 39 radiation treatment inyour tonsil area?

A few weeks: or at most of finishing a course of cancer drugs. The taste buds are actually damaged by the radiation and they need time to recover. Use biotin mouthwash and drink a lots of water. Get well soon! ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take to get your taste buds back after about 39 radiation treatment in your tonsil area?

I'm wondering how long does it take to get your taste buds back after about 39 radiation treatment in your tonsil area?

5 patients: (i noticed you were waiting for a while to get answers, so i will comment here although I have limited experience as a dentist.) in my fresh memories, five patients come to mind. All of them had throat/mouth cancer and got similar radiations. Loss of taste seemed common--almost expected. All five patients got sensation back, but took various time. Radiation therapists know many cases, so ask them. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide) ,i get hot flashe?

What to do if I'm a 58 year old man with prostate cancer , I'm undergoing radiation treatment and lupron (leuprolide) ,i get hot flashe?

Side effect: The most common side effect of Lupron (leuprolide) is hot flashes. Unfortunately there is not much to do about it. The good news is that Lupron (leuprolide) is stopping your prostate cancer from being active. Lupron (leuprolide) in addition to radiation has been shown to work better than radiation alone for some patients with prostate cancer. ...Read more