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

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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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation therapy for a brain cancer?

Many: Some of the more common side effects from radiation is hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight loss. It is usually well tolerated although during therapy, you must expect the fatigue and exhaustion associated with radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Is there a point at which radiation therapy for cancer doesn't help enough to make the side effects worth it?

Is there a point at which radiation therapy for cancer doesn't help enough to make the side effects worth it?

Yes.: You don't always know if a treatment is going to work on a patient. If the cancer is too advanced and there is little hope of helping the patient the doctor needs to tell a patient and their family so they can consider hospice or comfort measures. Many times radiation actually is a comfort measure and given so their is no side effect but relief of the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

What are side effects of radiation therapy for ovarian cancer?

Moving strip : And liquid p-32 were used as late as 1980, but external as a curative modality not used. Toxicity was loose bowels, pancytopenia, the beam can be used focally for a tumor mass...Ask a radotherapy consultant to explain benefit and risk before agreeing to treatment. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

Prostate cancer - are there side effects of radiation therapy?

YES: External beam: skin becomes red, swollen, warm, and sensitive, as if sunburn which subsides gradually in four to six weeks. Possible side effects: erectile dysfunction and urinary symptoms of frequency, bleeding, or, rarely, incontinence. ...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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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. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Cancer (Definition)

Eye cancer is a layman term used to describe any ocular oncological issue. These incluse ocular melanoma, basal carcinoma etc. Cancers of the eye should be referred to ocular ...Read more