6 doctors weighed in:
Is it ever possible to treat cancer with just radiation and no surgery or chemo?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, in some cases
In certain situations, such as early disease (stage 1 indolent lymphoma) , less aggressive cancers (grade 1 brain cancers), cancers requiring organ preservation (early head and neck cancers)radiation alone can be effective and curative.
Newer radiation approaches (e.g. Cyberknife) hold the promise for increased benefit when used alone.

In brief: Yes, in some cases
In certain situations, such as early disease (stage 1 indolent lymphoma) , less aggressive cancers (grade 1 brain cancers), cancers requiring organ preservation (early head and neck cancers)radiation alone can be effective and curative.
Newer radiation approaches (e.g. Cyberknife) hold the promise for increased benefit when used alone.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
One of the most common cancers treated with radiation alone is prostate cancer.
Skin cancers on the face can effectively be treated with radiation to prevent scars and deforming surgeries. Early stage larynx cancer and other early stage head and neck cancers. Radiosurgery (does not have to be cyberknife) for unresectable early stage lung cancer. Early stage lymphomas.

In brief: Yes
One of the most common cancers treated with radiation alone is prostate cancer.
Skin cancers on the face can effectively be treated with radiation to prevent scars and deforming surgeries. Early stage larynx cancer and other early stage head and neck cancers. Radiosurgery (does not have to be cyberknife) for unresectable early stage lung cancer. Early stage lymphomas.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Fit treatment to dz
Usually with a serious malignancy, one would consider all available tools to treat, including chemo, radiation, and surgery.
We have found that chemo before or during radiation improves results versus radiation alone, such as in head/neck cancer, anal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and rectal cancer. Some tumors, notably prostate cancer, can be treated with radiation alone.

In brief: Fit treatment to dz
Usually with a serious malignancy, one would consider all available tools to treat, including chemo, radiation, and surgery.
We have found that chemo before or during radiation improves results versus radiation alone, such as in head/neck cancer, anal cancer, lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and rectal cancer. Some tumors, notably prostate cancer, can be treated with radiation alone.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Yes
Cyber knife with its accuracy and robotic nature to track tumors outside of the brain has been very promissing.
Control rate for stage i lung cancer very similar to surgery. We will be publishing our 5 year results for treating prostate cancer soon.

In brief: Yes
Cyber knife with its accuracy and robotic nature to track tumors outside of the brain has been very promissing.
Control rate for stage i lung cancer very similar to surgery. We will be publishing our 5 year results for treating prostate cancer soon.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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