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Medicine For Radiation Sickness
Not nearly enough: The lowest dose of radiation known to cause radiation sickness is 35 reads which equals 350 mSv. Thus, .001 mSv is 1/350,000th of the lowest dose known to cause radiation sickness! ...Read more
Years ago i had 25+ radiation tests of various types. Cts, thallium, vq, x-rays. I'm worried if i ever have another i'll get radiation sickness?
Cancer: Excessive accumulated irradiation can sometimes increase the possibility of acquiring cancer years later especially in growing indivials or children. Radiation sickness is caused by sudden tremendous irradiation like atomic bomb or radiation leak from nuclear reactor. Xray studies should still be performed if there is valid health reason. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many radiation tests years ago. Lots of CT scans and x-rays and VQ scans, etc. Worried will get radiation sickness if i get another test in future?
See: Radiation physicist at your hospital to calculate your received dose. Then you will have better idea of future risks. ...Read more
Had an xray of my foot and an hour later I got a nosebleed. No other symptoms. I'm scared that I got radiation sickness, but the dose was low. Help!
Radiation sickness: It gets technical but there is no way you received enough radiation from an xray to give you radiation sickness. Likely the cause of the nose bleed is from dry mucosa. I would rub a little Neosporin into the nose with a cotton swab to keep it moist. ...Read more
Spontaneous onj w/ absence of osteo/steroid drugs &radiation, wouldnt cause tooth loss.Tooth loss would b periodontal disease/abscess instead. T or f ?
Radiation is a topic: That is under investigation. There has been a call to find out more with controlled studies at different degrees of involvement. Much needs to be learned before it can be offered widespread. For uncertainty about the efficacy, the unpredictability of progression and that there is a risk of malignancy http://publications.Nice.Org.Uk/radiation-therapy-for-early-dupuytrens-disease-ipg368. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on regimen: There are many people who have kids who previously had been treated for cancer. Oncologists can somewhat predict who may have problems with fertility based on knowing what chemotherapy medications (and their cumulative dose) and what type and location of radiation were given to a patient. Some regimens cause infertility, while others do not, and many regimens fall into a gray area. ...Read more
No: More than likely, somebody is going to overdose or inadvertently take it, causing more complications. If there is exposure to radiation, contact poison control and follow their instructions. If there is a major radiation exposure, the ki in your cabinet will likely still need instruction before being taken. ...Read more
Is Remote neural control possible with the help of drugs and radiation?Is there any medication to prevent it?This is causing me social problems.
No mind control: There is no such thing as 'remote' mind control, so don't worry about that. You may be experiencing some symptoms of agoraphobia or other disease state causing your social anxiety. Believe it or not, counseling with a professional can help tremendously. I highly recommend it so you can live a normal life. ...Read more
What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?
Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is mitomycin-n, an injectible medicine, a possible alternative to radiation therapy for cheek carcinoma?
No: Chemotherapy alone is not generally used for treating cancers of the head & neck. Surgery may be an alternative to radiation therapy for cheek cancers. Depending on the extent of the cancer, surgery could be significantly more morbid than radiation therapy. You might consider a consultation at a multi-disciplinary program with head & neck surgeons, radiation oncologists & medical oncologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of chemo/radiation can increase chanses of leukemia? Is hodgkins treatment higher n what set of drugs? Had noduler sclerosis type 2a
Specialties: Nuclear medicine and radiation oncology or radiation therapy are not the same, but there is some overlap. Nuclear medicine typically includes some imaging like bone scans and pet scans as well as maybe some therapy with unsealed sources. Radiation oncology can also include unsealed sources (that's the overlap) as well as external beam rt and brachythearpy but no imaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Radiation can be used to cure patients of their cancer with assistance from chemotherapy and/or surgery. When a pient is incurable, radiation can help to control symptoms like pain, bleeding or pneumonia. Radiation actually will kill or disabkle cancer cels so they can no longer divide and multiply. ...Read more
Is there any possible cure for cancer that does not include radiation? Is there some sort of drug, cell growth inhibition...Anything?
Cancer Therapy: It depends on the type of cancer and the stage (extent of spread) of the tumor. Many early cancers are cured by surgical excision; others, by drug therapy; still others often are treated by combined protocols that involve drug and radio-therapy. Only your oncologist can counsel you on the particular set of circumstances surrounding the cancer of which you speak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat hypertthyroidism grave disease naturally without need to go through iodine radiation therapy?
No good option: I'm all for natural treatments when good ones are available but, in something as delicate as treating grave's disease, i would recommend the mainstream treaments. Have your doc explain all your options and then make an informed decision. ...Read more
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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