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Wife has had a lump in her right breast for 3 years, it is about the size of a large egg. The nipple is retracted as well, she will not go to her doctor, she has had so many complaints about hospitals and doctors treating us as animals, and have no sympathy. Can she walk into a hospital and ask for the lump to be removed and leave the same day?
I have multiple fibroadenoma on my both breast does it turn to cancer. Am unmarried am feared that it will turn to cancer after pregnancy. Can I get reduced. I have already underwent two surgeries for fibroadenoma.
Mere ANDKOSH badte jaa rahe h, aur vo thode lal rang ke bhi ho gaye ,unhe normal size me karne ke liye kya karuu, or kya ye ek khatrnak bimari h?
How much Letrozole can be taken while being on HCG therapy to prevent from estrogen or generation of female breast in male?
My usg shows simple prostatic cyst measuring about 6 mm and it pains usually near left kidney. So what is simple prostatic cyst? What's the treatment and will it affect my fertility? Please suggest.
My mother in law had phylloides tumor of left breast. Tumor size of 20×15 cm. Can you suggest me what treatment is necessary?
Which antiperspirants to be used because I have heard from many people that antiperspirants contain carcinogenic and can cause cancer isn't available any other treatment for it.
My prostate gland is enlarged and measures 34.5*34.6*42.3 mms and weighs 26. 4gms. In ultrasound, significant amount of post void residual urine volume (51.5 ml) in bladder cause Grade I Prostate enlargement. Further, in my right kidney hyperechoic foci measuring 4.3*4.2 mms and 4.2*3.8 mms are seen in middle calyx. CMD is clear. Last year stone size was 4 mm * 3 mm. I frequently go for urine and sometimes unable to control it. No pain in passing urine. In the night 1-2 times I go for urine. I had drunk lot of water in 1 year but stone size increased by 1 mm. PSA is 1.37. I don't smoke and don't drink. I am a vegetarian. What should I do?
Radiation therapy is used for destroying the brain tumor cells, and relieves the symptoms of discomfort and pain caused by the tumor. Radiation is usually used after biopsy or resection of the tumor. This is done to destroy the microscopic cells of the tumor which have been left behind. Sometimes this is also an option for unresectable brain tumors or the metastatic tumors which spread to the brain from other parts of the body.
The radiation therapy is planned on several factors like the size and type of the tumor and the extent to which it has spread. Usually external beam radiation is used for the brain cancer and the area radiated involves the tumor and the surrounding area. In case of a metastatic brain cancer the radiation is given to the entire brain. People who have lung cancer receive radiation in the brain as a preventive therapy in order to stop the metastatic cancer from developing.
Side effects of brain cancer radiation
Depending on the site, dose, and other factors the radiation therapy when given to the brain might cause side effects. Hair loss, fatigue, edema, skin irritations are a few common side effects of brain tumor radiation. In some cases some people might develop swelling of the ankle, foot, calf and blood clots in the leg.
What is radiation therapy?
Radiation therapy is basically the use of targeted energy like X-ray to kill the cancer cells, or shrink them or change the symptoms related to cancer. This therapy might be used as:
- Primary treatment for the destruction of the cancer cells
- In combination with other ongoing treatments to inhibit the growth of the cancer cells
- Prior to another treatment to shrink the cancer cells
- Post some treatment to stop the growth of any cancer cells that have been left behind
- To relieve cancer symptoms
Types of radiation
Some of the radiation methods commonly used are:
- External beam radiation therapy: In this the radiation is directed from outside the body on the cancerous cells in the body. Some examples of this are IMRT, TomoTherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, 3D conformal radiation therapy and IGRT.
- Internal radiation therapy: Examples of this are high-dose rate brachytherapy.
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