Radiation Oncology

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Questions discussed in this category


In a patient with early stage breast cancer that would otherwise require radiation, would you recommend treatment if the patient has active skin lupus...

Also, how would you handle immune modulators for rheumatoid arthritis during their treatment?

Would you require the rituxan to be held prior to radiation?  Would this matter if it was in the post-prostatectomy setting?

Are there any other medications, outside of anticoagulation, that would be considered absolute or relative contraindications?

Do you always stick with a conventional fracionation, or in some cases, are you comfortable hypofractionating? Do you ever use a wait and see approach...

Do you have any concern for increased toxicity when you treat a patient with radiation therapy who has an autoimmune disorder? (hypofractiationation v...


Papers discussed in this category


Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1997-07

Brachytherapy, 2011

Brachytherapy, 2011

Radiation oncology (London, England), 2012-02-16

Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 2004

Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2017-03

Cancer,