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Does Radiation Therapy Change Your Body Odor
Radiation does not: Radiation does not change one's body odor. Body odor is influenced by a variety of factors, (eg, diet, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medication). Radiation has never been shown to directly alter one's body odor. However, these factors above can be indirectly altered as a result of radiation's side effects (i.e. Change in oral flora due to mucositis, change in diet due to diarrhea, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How do doctors stop the radiation therapy from bouncing around inside your body and hitting other organs?
Depends on cancer: Other than stopping smoking if you have lung or breast cancer, there are no diet or lifestyle changes that will affect your radiation therapy. However if you make lifestyle changes when you have been treated for cancer, then your longterm survival of that cancer is likely to be improved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering what are the procedures of radiation therapy and chemotherapy and how long does the procedure takes to clean the body from the cancer cells?
It depends: Radiation therapy (rt) is used to treat specific spots of cancer, while chemotherapy is used to treat the whole body. Rt is similar to getting an x-ray, but for 15+ minutes repeated every day, for weeks to months. Chemotherapy is an IV medicine given daily, weekly, or every few weeks, over several months. Details depend on the type of cancer being treated. ...Read more
A co-worker says he gets radiation therapy and it dissolves some of his bones and makes him smell like he's been drinking. Lie?
Makes no sense: My experience shows that the only thing that makes someone smell like alcohol...is alcohol. Alcohol containing hand sanitizers can smell like alcohol temporarily, but almost all the time if some one smells like they've been drinking, they have. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grand mother age is 60 suffering from uterine cancer. Will her body be able to tolerate the side effects of radiation therapy?
See below: Depending on the stage of the uterine cancer the best treatment options may be surgical and/or radiation. Depending on her underlying health quality of life and functional status has Rose ability to conduct her I ADLs and ADLs a radiation course may improve the holiday rely for the long-term these are difficult questions to answer and the team conference with a tumor board may be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking more water support the removal of necrotic brain tissue? I'm receiving radiation therapy to treat a brain tumor. A nurse recommended drinking lots of water to help my body remove necrotic tissue. I've been checking for information on the web
In 3rd week of pelvic radiation therapy. 3 days ago my body started itching, still itching but little to no rash. Mostly my arms and legs are itchy. ?
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