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Do Doctors Ever Use Radiation Therapy To Shrink Benign Tumors
A tumor by any other name is a growth. It can be either benign or malignant, differentiated based upon the potential to spread (a malignant tumor is, by definition, a cancer). The best way to determine this is by a tissue biopsy, but we can make better predictions based on the organ of origin, physical ...Read more
Yes: Radiation has a prescription and dose that is variable depending on the cancer and stage. It certainly can be given wrong or errors made. However having side effects or complications does not automatically mean there was an overdosage. That's because many parts of the body are sensitive to radiation even at appropriate doses. Therefore side effects are treated all the time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Low risk to recurr: There is a good chance the type of disease was dcis (ductal carcinoma in situ). This is a pre-invasive disease ( not cancer yet). Radiation can be avoided in the most favorable group of patients with dcis since chance of recurrence is very low. Typical conditions met are: 1) large clear margins of resection was obtained, 2) the disease is not too large (size) , 3)not too aggressive ( low-grade). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do doctors stop the radiation therapy from bouncing around inside your body and hitting other organs?
Will I need chemo or radiation therapy? I had a testicular tumor removed a month ago and the whole testis a few days ago. Dont know yet if it spread.
If i get radiation therapy for my eye cancer, will i be radioactive while the source is in my eye? I'm leaning toward trying radiation therapy for my eye cancer, and my doctor explained that he will put a radiation source behind my eye for about a week. W
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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