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Does radiation therapy change your body odor?
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Dr. Jonathan Cheng
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Radiation does not
Radiation does not change one's body odor.
Body odor is influenced by a variety of factors, (eg, diet, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medication). Radiation has never been shown to directly alter one's body odor. However, these factors above can be indirectly altered as a result of radiation's side effects (i.e. Change in oral flora due to mucositis, change in diet due to diarrhea, etc.).

In brief: Radiation does not
Radiation does not change one's body odor.
Body odor is influenced by a variety of factors, (eg, diet, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medication). Radiation has never been shown to directly alter one's body odor. However, these factors above can be indirectly altered as a result of radiation's side effects (i.e. Change in oral flora due to mucositis, change in diet due to diarrhea, etc.).
Dr. Jonathan Cheng
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Odor would result from glands making sweat or oil.
Bacteria forms in this fluid resulting in the odor. In the area treated these gland are decreased by radiation. Therefore the odor would actually be less after radiation. Example in a womens armpit the hair and these glands would be decreased by radiation. But eventually they would recover and return to normal. The overall odor is not changed.

In brief: No
Odor would result from glands making sweat or oil.
Bacteria forms in this fluid resulting in the odor. In the area treated these gland are decreased by radiation. Therefore the odor would actually be less after radiation. Example in a womens armpit the hair and these glands would be decreased by radiation. But eventually they would recover and return to normal. The overall odor is not changed.
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