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Does age make it more difficult for a person to tolerate radiation therapy?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Radiation tolerance has more to do with what is being radiated and the levels of radiation.
Also everyone has a different genetic composition that dictates how they tolerate treatment. So a young patient may have a terrible time while the old patient has no problems.

In brief: Not necessarily

Radiation tolerance has more to do with what is being radiated and the levels of radiation.
Also everyone has a different genetic composition that dictates how they tolerate treatment. So a young patient may have a terrible time while the old patient has no problems.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

In general, radiation is better tolerated in young .
Young usually have better bone marrow reserve and less comorbidities (other medical conditions that impare healing).

In brief: Yes

In general, radiation is better tolerated in young .
Young usually have better bone marrow reserve and less comorbidities (other medical conditions that impare healing).
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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