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What can be done to treat the side effects of radiation therapy ?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

On the site of radiation.
It is always important to try to eat as balanced as possible. If you have a sore mouth, tell your doctor. If fatigued ask if you are anemic. But still walk!don't be a couch potato it just makes it worse. For sore /dry skin it depends at what course of treatment you are in. Ask your dr what you can put on it to make it better, as some things will make it worse.

In brief: Depends

On the site of radiation.
It is always important to try to eat as balanced as possible. If you have a sore mouth, tell your doctor. If fatigued ask if you are anemic. But still walk!don't be a couch potato it just makes it worse. For sore /dry skin it depends at what course of treatment you are in. Ask your dr what you can put on it to make it better, as some things will make it worse.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Tri Nguyen
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Much ban be done.

Radiation side-effects affect the particular area where radiation is given, not the whole bady.
For eaxmple, in the mouth, there are medications and hygiene measures that help. In the bowel, diarrhea may occur and can be stopped with anti-diarrhea medicines. And so on for each body part. Most side-effects are temporary and reversible.

In brief: Much ban be done.

Radiation side-effects affect the particular area where radiation is given, not the whole bady.
For eaxmple, in the mouth, there are medications and hygiene measures that help. In the bowel, diarrhea may occur and can be stopped with anti-diarrhea medicines. And so on for each body part. Most side-effects are temporary and reversible.
Dr. Tri Nguyen
Dr. Tri Nguyen
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