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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is the modality of treatment in cancer. A high dose of radiation kills the cancer cells or affects their development by attacking the DNA of the cells. External beam radiation and internal beam radiation are two types of radiation. Fatigue, skin changes, dry mouth, etc., are some of the side effects of radiation therapy.

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I had my radiation therapy three months ago and have less saliva formation in my mouth. When will it resolve?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my radiation treatment three months ago with 60 Gy on 3D-CRT, and I have less saliva formation in my mouth. I am concerned about when it will go away. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. From your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I can make out you had oral cavity surgery followed by postoperative radiation therapy. In such a scenario, due to radiation therapy affecti...  Read Full »

Can my 75-year-old mother with a previous radicular mastectomy for stage 2B cancer undergo radiation therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, My mum, who is 75- years- old, recently had a modified radical mastectomy for stage 2B invasive carcinoma (tumor size 3x3, two nodes of 19 dissected had metastasis). Her biopsy result says that NHS-grade 3 and positive lymph vascular and perineural invasion, the skin and areola and nipple...  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to A summary of the patient's diagnosis, cancer stage T2, n1 (tumor 2, node 1), Grade 3, Er pr positive (estrogen and progesterone receptor testing), Lvi pni (lymphovascular and perineural invasion) positive. She is 75 years old with cardiac Comorbidity. I would suggest ra...  Read Full »

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