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Do doctors ever use radiation therapy to shrink benign tumors?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Benign rumors can grow and radiation can effect any growing tissue by its effect on dna.

In brief: Yes

Benign rumors can grow and radiation can effect any growing tissue by its effect on dna.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Although radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer it is sometimes used to treat benign tumors such as acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, and paragangliomas.

In brief: Yes

Although radiation is most commonly used to treat cancer it is sometimes used to treat benign tumors such as acoustic neuromas, pituitary adenomas, and paragangliomas.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

There are benign tumors that can benefit from radiation.
A few examples include meningioma of brain, benign pituitary tumor not operable or recurrence, arteriovenous malformation of blood vessels particularly in brain. Radiation can shrink these tumors to prevent further growth or local complications.

In brief: Yes

There are benign tumors that can benefit from radiation.
A few examples include meningioma of brain, benign pituitary tumor not operable or recurrence, arteriovenous malformation of blood vessels particularly in brain. Radiation can shrink these tumors to prevent further growth or local complications.
Dr. Gene Wong
Dr. Gene Wong
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