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What are the different effects of radiation exposure?

What are the different effects of radiation exposure?

Depends how much...: Radiation is naturally present in our environment. With low levels of radiation exposure, the biological effects are so small they may not be detected.The body has repair mechanisms against radiation-induced damage.Any amount of radiation may have some risk of causing cancer, and that the risk is higher for higher radiation exposures. High doses can cause tissue and organ damage.Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Exposure To Radiation (Definition)

Exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation from X-rays, CT scans and radioactive materials increases the chance of various cancers and leukemias later in life. Microwaves and other radio waves, such as the transmissions from cell phones, do ...Read more


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What are the different effects of radon exposure?

What are the different effects of radon exposure?

Lung cancer: Radon is a radioactive noble gas that is naturally found in the ground. Exposure (excessive) to radon has been linked to the development of lung cancer. If you are talking about mega exposures such as at times of nuclear blasts, then you will get multiple radiation sickness, a syndrome that features multiple organ involvement and dose dependent effects. ...Read more

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What are some of the negative effects of chemotherapy?

What are some of the negative effects of chemotherapy?

Depends: The chance of chemotherapy working depends on a number of factors including -- tumor type, stage, prognostic factors as well as host (patient) characteristics such as age, genetics, etc. Those same factors including chemotherapy type, dose, frequency, duration effect the type of side effects that might be experienced. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy?

Too many: Side effects depend the area of the body which is being radiated- dry mouth & mouth sores (oral cancers), diarrhea (pelvic radiation), shortness of breath (lung radiation), hair loss (brain radiation), stomach ulcers and bleeding (stomach radiation). General side effects can include severe fatigue, low blood counts, skin rash and discoloration. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of baby radiation exposure?

What are the symptoms of baby radiation exposure?

The first: Issue would be potential source of exposure. There is natural background exposure, medical exposure and inadvertant exposure. Total bidy radiation causes symptoms depending on dose. The most lethal is CNS syndrome -seizures, GI - massive emesis, diarrhea, then bone marrow, causing aplastic anemia. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy?

Too many!!!!: Chemotherapy may cause hair loss, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, mouth sores, low blood counts, severe infections, kidney damage, nerve damage, liver damage, heart damage, memory changes, constipation, skin rashes among other side effects. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of radiotherapy?

What are the benefits of radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy: It does decrease chances of local recurrence. Some times use for relieving pain. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

What are the different effects of lead poisoning?

Multiple: The three major systems affected by lead are - the brain, gastrointestinal and hemopoesis (bone marrow and peripheral blood). Bones is another body tissue that can be affected. Brain damage will be manifested with mental retardation of different degree. Gastrointestinal - constipation, if acutely poisoned, vomiting, pain. Blood - anemia. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

What are the side effects of the radiation therapy for eye cancer?

Retinopathy , catara: The retina is sensitive to radiation and it can cause serious damage if radiation over a certain dosage is given. Cataracts are common also. ...Read more

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What is the effect of radiation exposure?

What is the effect of radiation exposure?

Good if well-used: Some radiation exposure is part of daily life and is essentially harmless. There is a threshold under which risks are negligible. Unecessarily increased radiation can be harmful. The benefits are great if used to detect a deadly illness that can be cured. Medically used radiation is beneficial in treating a cancer that has been diagnosed, in which case, benefits far outweigh risks. ...Read more

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What are side effects of radiation therapy in the breast?

What are side effects of radiation therapy in the breast?

Radiation therapy: Divided into -acute and late effects. Acute changes will include fatigue and skin changes that accumulate gradually within the radiated field over the course of treatment. Redness, soreness, sometimes with peeling off skin. Thickening of skin and breast edema also can happen. Late complication risk is low-may include arm swelling, radiation pneumonitis, nerve injury/brachila plexus etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

What are the side effects of radiation treatments for a cancer of the throat?

Short list.: Side effects include decreased saliva production, throat irritation and soreness with some discomfort on swallowing. Possible hoarse voice from vocal cord inflammation. These are from an oncologist's point of view; for more information contact your radiation therapist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cancer?

What are the effects of cancer?

Depends: It really depends on where the cancer is growing, and what kind of cancer it is. Some of the typical effects include weight loss, pain, nausea, vomiting, unusual bleeding, difficulty breathing, a cough that won't go away, fatigue, or unusual lumps. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of radiation therapy on bone?

Supress marrow prod.: It can suppress bone marrow function as long as the bone was in the treated field. Extra care taken by radiation oncologist to avoid unneeded bone marrow in the treatment field specially if there is going to be chemotherapy in the treatment plan. Bone will also be less flexible, hence more brittle. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of radiation exposure bad?

Are the symptoms of radiation exposure bad?

It depends on dose: They can range from no symptoms to death with in hours. The classic three levels are hematopoetic, with alterations in wbc, platelets, and then anemia. Gi with extreme diarrhea and sepsis, and neurological which tends to be fatal. ...Read more

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What are some of the acute and chronic effects of toluene exposure?

What are some of the acute and chronic effects of toluene exposure?

There are many.: Low to moderate levels can cause fatigue, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, memory loss, nausea, loss of appetite, hearing and color vision loss. These symptoms usually go away when exposure is stopped. Inhaling high levels in a short time may cause light-headedness, nausea, or sleepiness. It can also cause unconsciousness, and even death. Repeated exposure can cause postural tremors. ...Read more

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What are the immediate effects of asbestosis?

What are the immediate effects of asbestosis?

Little or none: Asbestos exposure has no specific immediate effects. Asbestosis is the disease some can get long after (usually decades) inhalation of asbestos dust. When associated with COPD it can cause chronic difficulty with breathing. Some of these people will develop a cancer any large exposure to any dust or inhaled particulate can cause immediate symptoms such as a pneumonitis or acute bronchitis. ...Read more

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What are the effects of halothane?

What are the effects of halothane?

Depends: Halothane is rarely used in the United States as there are other inhaled anesthetics that have taken its place. Halothane is associated with liver damage, however this is quite rare. Other possible effects of multiple repeated anesthetics could include mild cognitive dysfunction, typically in elderly patients. ...Read more

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What are the different effects of prolactin?

What are the different effects of prolactin?

Prolactin: It depends if you are male or female. In males it interferes with growth hormone secretion, delays pubertal hormones. In females it causes breast enlargement, engorgement, and discharge called galactorrhea. ...Read more