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What are the problems of radiation therapy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Your question is

Impossibly broad.
Radiation effects normal tissue function passaged by entry and exit beams, but these vary with the disease treated, region of the body, dose/treatment, total dose, area/volume treated. If the organ is not in the treatment field, it will not be affected.

In brief: Your question is

Impossibly broad.
Radiation effects normal tissue function passaged by entry and exit beams, but these vary with the disease treated, region of the body, dose/treatment, total dose, area/volume treated. If the organ is not in the treatment field, it will not be affected.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on site

Radiation treatments are limited in terms of side effects to the area treated, except possibly a low risk of causing leukemia.

In brief: Depends on site

Radiation treatments are limited in terms of side effects to the area treated, except possibly a low risk of causing leukemia.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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