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What Factors Affect Your Suitability for a Radiation Treatment?

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Published on March 15, 2016

Professor Denis-Claude Roy, from the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital & Montreal University in Canada, discusses factors that affect your suitability for a radiation treatment.

Recorded at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) 2015 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.

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Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.

Dr. Roy:

Most patients are suitable to radiation therapy. We have to make sure that they do not have underlying conditions that would create a problem, for example, toxicity to various organs like the lung. You can't give... You have to be careful on the dose of radiation that you're administering to the lung, to the kidneys, and to the various organs. So it all depends on the type of cancer that is being treated and on the sites where the disease is present.

Please remember the opinions expressed on Patient Power are not necessarily the views of our sponsors, contributors, partners or Patient Power. Our discussions are not a substitute for seeking medical advice or care from your own doctor. That’s how you’ll get care that’s most appropriate for you.