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What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

What are the side effects of radio therapy on my neck?

Swallowing effects: Radiation therapy to the neck is usually employed with nodal disease, either primary as in lymphoma or metastatic squamous Ca from oral cavity or pharynx. The most common complication occurs when the effect is on the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus at which time the salivary glands are destroyed and radiation fibrosis causes dysphagia. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Radiation Therapy (Definition)

Radiation therapy is a common cancer treatment with the potential to have harmful side effects on a ...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 side effects of radiation therapy in the throat area?

What are side effects of radiation therapy in the throat area?

Pain, etc.: The tissues of the head and neck can be very sensitive to radiation. Depending on the site(s) treated and the dose received by those tissues, one can develop: pain (mucositis), dryness, thickened secretions, hoarse voice, difficulty swallowing, radiation dermatitis, hair loss, thyroid gland dysfunction, tissue edema, fibrosis, increased risk of carotid artery disease, taste & smell alterations. ...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 breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

What are the side effects of breast-sparing surgery and radiation?

Not too many: Surgery with breast sparing and radiation is a very common procedure for small early breast cancers. There will some minor surgical scar, and some women experience temporary breast skin redness or breast swelling with the radiation treatments. It is a very successful treatment in early cancers and avoids complete mastectomy surgery. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using mobilephone everytime?

What are the side effects of using mobilephone everytime?

Unkown: Because cell phones emit radiofrequency energy which can be absorbed by tissues closest to the phone, there has been speculation that excessive cell phone use may be associated with brain tumors or nerve related disorders. Up to this point, there is no evidence that radiofrequency energy causes cancer. Fatigue, constipation and headache should not be associated with cell phone use. ...Read more

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What are the potential side effects of using radiotherapy on prostrate?

What are the potential side effects of using radiotherapy on prostrate?

Burning: If radiation is chosen , seeds, or IMRT must be used to assure no extra organ effect. This applies to burning of bladder or rectum with several complications to those organs. ...Read more

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

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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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 are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

What are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

Accutane: Accutane, in the U.S. Or roaccutane internationally is a potent drug for acne. Usual effects are dryness of lips, skin, eyes and skin generally as well as many other less common effects--some can be severe. Lab tests are done to check other side effects/complications. Most of these symptoms are gone within one month of stopping the drug. ...Read more

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What's radio frevuency on the face? Is useful? Any side effect?

What's radio frevuency on the face? Is useful? Any side effect?

Radio "Frequency"?: The radio frequency face lift was approved by the FDA as a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and facial skin imperfections. It is a medical procedure that requires no scalpels/sutures. Its effects, however, are limited compared to a full face lift surgery, because radio energy is not as accurate when attempting to re-sculpt a person's face. Discomfort, swelling and skin irritation are common. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a forehead lift?

What are the side effects of a forehead lift?

Several effects: A forehead lift has several potential side effects including scarring, numbness, hair loss, and brow asymmetry. Consult with your surgeon regarding balancing risks with rewards of a forehead lift. ...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 negative side effects of computers on your brain are there?

What negative side effects of computers on your brain are there?

Rewire: Overuse causes fatigue and a "rewiring" effect, leading to anxiety, stress, depression and in my opinion, add. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of radiation therapy in the throat?

Throat related: During tx pain, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, dry mouth, decreased taste, skin irritation, hair loss, cough. After treatment and long term, stiff neck, difficulty swallowing, change in voice, dry mouth, dental and gingival issues, thyroid damage. The degree and extent of these depends on the amount of neck and throat in treatment field (one side vs both, just vocal cords or larger region). ...Read more

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What are the effects of steroids on the heart?

What are the effects of steroids on the heart?

Different things...: Steroids can cause high blood pressure. It can cause water retention and worsen congestive heart failure in moderate to high doses. Rarely high dose steroids used for a extended length of time can cause weakening of the heart muscle and is known as steroid induced cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

What are the side effects of icy hot for arthritis therapy ?

Local irritation: There are very few long term effects and not much gets absorbed into the body, however some people can be allergic to the compounds and develop a rash or inflammation where this is applied. These will typically resolve if the therapy is stopped. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

What are the side effects of i131 ablation therapy?

Hypothyroidism: Usually i 131 treatment is used for treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is quite safe but often leads to hypothyroidism 12 plus months later. Hypothyroidism is easily treated with a once a day supplement of thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of my bronchodilator medicine?

What are the side effects of my bronchodilator medicine?

Bronchodilators: The usual bronchodilators often causes some anxiety or jittery side effects, but a new form has less side effects (xopenex). Use of corticosteroid inhalers and longer acting bronchodilators is becoming more common to reduce the use, and thus side effects, of the standard bronchodilator albuterol. Other medications are also available to reduce the use of albuterol. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of radiotherapy?

Radiotherapy: Mostly local skin burn, redness and local pain. Late side effects of possible development of cancer. ...Read more

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