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Can my sweat glands no longer work due to radiation therapy?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: XRT dose &

Whether the sweat producing glands are in the target of the beam could lead to permanent lack of sweating.
It does not affect sweat production in any non-irradiated area. Unlike to happen with dose < 50 gy.

In brief: XRT dose &

Whether the sweat producing glands are in the target of the beam could lead to permanent lack of sweating.
It does not affect sweat production in any non-irradiated area. Unlike to happen with dose < 50 gy.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology

In brief: That depends on dose

Radiation therapy can permanently shut off sweat glands in the areas of irradiated skin, starting at doses above 30 gy; this can also happen at lower doses if the daily dose is more intense.

In brief: That depends on dose

Radiation therapy can permanently shut off sweat glands in the areas of irradiated skin, starting at doses above 30 gy; this can also happen at lower doses if the daily dose is more intense.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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