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Can xenaderm be used to the tumor area while receiving radiation therapy to the neck for thyroid ca. The skin is still intact.?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Won't protect

It can be placed but it won't protect the skin, unfortunately.

In brief: Won't protect

It can be placed but it won't protect the skin, unfortunately.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Won't protect

It can be placed but it won't protect the skin, unfortunately.

In brief: Won't protect

It can be placed but it won't protect the skin, unfortunately.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask rad onc.

I would discuss this with your treating radiation oncologist.

In brief: Ask rad onc.

I would discuss this with your treating radiation oncologist.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Chad Levitt
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Not reccomended

You dont want to have anything on the skin in the area that is being treated as it can alter the effects and efficacy of the treatment.
It can also cause a small bolus effect which can increase reaction in the skin. While these effects would be small it would depend on what sort of treatment you were receiving as to how dramatic of an effect it would have. Discuss with your treating rad onc.

In brief: Not reccomended

You dont want to have anything on the skin in the area that is being treated as it can alter the effects and efficacy of the treatment.
It can also cause a small bolus effect which can increase reaction in the skin. While these effects would be small it would depend on what sort of treatment you were receiving as to how dramatic of an effect it would have. Discuss with your treating rad onc.
Dr. Chad Levitt
Dr. Chad Levitt
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