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Radiation targets and kills cancer cells. An oncologist administers the rays from a machine that attacks the cancer. Radiation schedule may be weekly or multiple times a week depending on your type of cancer. Side effects of radiation may include itching and burning of the skin, depression, and breast pain. Patients usually undergo radiation in conjunction with chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

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What is radiation/radiation therapy? Radiation therapy, in a nutshell, is the use of x-rays to destroy cancer cells.   The terminology around radiation can be confusing. Radiology – not radiation – is the practice of diagnosing disease through the use of x-rays; and radiologists are doctors who specialize in this. A radiologist…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Need for Radiotheraphy for mastectomy… We are not doctors here, so we are not qualified to say which doctor is…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered is there an over the counter radiation… First of all, do not put anything at all on the radiation area without…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Can receiving radiation to the right… It's not likely.  With the new radiation technology, doctors can be…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Sharpies and Boost Radiation Continue to pace yourself and Christmas will be more fine.  Buying the dessert or…

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