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Is it safe to sunbathe two months after radiation treatment for uterine cancer?

Is it safe to sunbathe two months after radiation treatment for uterine cancer?

Depends: If someone receives radiation to the whole pelvic area (external), then the skin in that region would likely be more susceptible to burning. Internal radiation would not affect the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is radiation be used to treat uterine cancer? After a hysterectomy, will i still need radiation treatments for uterine cancer? .

Is radiation be used to treat uterine cancer? After a hysterectomy, will i still need radiation treatments for uterine cancer?

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Possible: You should discuss with your oncologist and gynecologist but what steps are required after hysterectomy depend on how advanced the cancer is when it is discovered. If it is confined to the uterus often a hysterectomy is all that is needed. If it is spread outside the uterus other treatments may be needed. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a women at the age of 60 suffering from uterine cancer?

Discuss with doctor: Hello - there are several possible side effects from pelvic radiation. It varies by type of radiation, radiation field, duration of radiation, and it also varies from person to person. The most common are bowel disturbances, and diarrhea is quite common. Good luck. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a chemo and radiation session take for uterine cancer?

~5-6wks for Rads: If you need pelvic rt it's usually 15-30min per day, m-f for about 5wks-6wks. ...Read more

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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 more

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On what basis an oncologist decides whether a uterine cancer patient needs internal radiation therapy or external radiation therapy after a surgery?

On what basis an oncologist decides whether a uterine cancer patient needs internal radiation therapy or external radiation therapy after a surgery?

It is based on prior: Prior experience and scientific data guides our practice of Oncology. The treatment is based on stage of disease and it is standardized on the basis of published data and available evidence. ...Read more

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What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

What risks or side effects should I expect of treatments for uterine cancer?

Depends on Treatment: The side effects depend on the type of treatment, the medications used, the patient, diet, etc. It is best to discuss this with your treating doctor on what to expect and how to deal with it. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

What are the early symptoms of uterine cancer?what kind of diet should be given to the patient so as to cure it?

Abnormal bleeding: Uterine cancer announces itself most often as abnormal bleeding, less often as a mass. Diet does not cure cancer, and is in fact only of marginal help. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either very ignorant or is trying to mislead you. If you are at all concerned about your cycles, talk with your physician; he/she has heard it all before and you can do this without embarrassment. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

What are the side effects of treatment for uterine cancer?

Bleeding, pain, etc: Treatment may cause many of the same issues as the diaease but they will go away. Surgery is usually required and soreness associated with healing can occur. Additionally removal of ovaries may b done and cause hormonal changes. Often pts need radiation and possibly chemotherapy. Radiation can cause temporary irritation in your bladder or rectum. These side effects should pass after few months. ...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


Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more