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What Are The Side Effects Of Radiation And Chemotherapy
Irradiation is the process by which an object is exposed to radiation. The exposure can originate from various sources, including natural sources. Most frequently the term refers to ionizing radiation, and to a level of radiation that will serve a specific purpose, rather than radiation exposure to normal ...Read more
Not generally.: Radiation is a local or regional treatment. Chemotherapy goes all over in the bloodstream. Therefore chemotherapy has a greater chance to affect more things and have more potential side effects. However each patient is different and radiation can be worse than chemotherapy if it causes significant side effect where it is being aimed. This depends then on the actual area being radiated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What effects might myasthenia graves have on radiation and chemotherapy treatment for pancreatic cancer ?
See prior answer: In brief, anesthesia, neuromuscular blockers, surgery itself can all result in post-operative respiratory failure, with need for trach and respirator. The chemo may also affect the neuromuscular junction. Need a careful coordinated team approach with your neurologist constantly monitoring. ...Read more
It depends: There are many, many chemotherapy drugs and combinations. Radiation may be administered to different parts of the body. It depends on the chemotherapy drugs and the site radiation will be administered to that will determine the types of effects that may be encountered. ...Read more
My dad will start radiation and chemotherapy in 2 wks probably in the mornings don't know yet, but is it best if he has breakfast before he goes?
After a neck dissection how many weeks is suitable to be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy?
Several wks: With a complete radical neck dissection the jugular vein may be taken and compete dissection of the carotid artery performed. Often the sternomastoid muscle is resected so that blood supply to the skin flaps can be compromised and one has to be sure that the skin flaps are completely viable. This can take from 6-8 wks before chemotherapy and RT employed. ...Read more
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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