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How long should you usually rest after chemo therapy before you go to a radiation therapy ?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Sometimes

Both are used together. When sequencing, one waits for anticipated toxicity interval, usually 3 - 4 weeks.

In brief: Sometimes

Both are used together. When sequencing, one waits for anticipated toxicity interval, usually 3 - 4 weeks.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Depends

Some treatments require both chemotherapy and radiation therapy to be given together, whereas, in others radiation may be started immediately after completing chemotherapy.
Sometimes we wait a few weeks after completing chemotherapy before starting radiation. All of this depends on the specifics of your case.

In brief: Depends

Some treatments require both chemotherapy and radiation therapy to be given together, whereas, in others radiation may be started immediately after completing chemotherapy.
Sometimes we wait a few weeks after completing chemotherapy before starting radiation. All of this depends on the specifics of your case.
Dr. Brian Lawenda
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