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Are there any medications that can help treat the side effects of radiation therapy?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Depending on the side effects and where in the body radiation is given there are many remedies and medications.
There will be over the counter medications or prescription medications. The doctor visits with the patient once or more a week to assess these side effects and provide the correct remedy.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the side effects and where in the body radiation is given there are many remedies and medications.
There will be over the counter medications or prescription medications. The doctor visits with the patient once or more a week to assess these side effects and provide the correct remedy.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

There are many medications that can be used to help treat the side effects of radiation.
The specific side effects a patient gets while on treatment will depend on the area of the body that is being treated. Patients are evaluated by their radiation oncologist at least once per week at which time they should discuss their side effects with their physician so they can be treated appropriately.

In brief: Yes

There are many medications that can be used to help treat the side effects of radiation.
The specific side effects a patient gets while on treatment will depend on the area of the body that is being treated. Patients are evaluated by their radiation oncologist at least once per week at which time they should discuss their side effects with their physician so they can be treated appropriately.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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