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Head and Neck Cancers

Head and neck cancers include: Cancers of oral cavity including Tongue cancer, Ca buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, Cancer of Oropharynx including tonsil, pharynx, base of tongue and soft palate. Cancer of Hypopharynx including post cricoid region, pyriform fossa epiglottis. Cancer of Larynx (Sound box) Ca Nasopharynx What are the Causes of Head and neck
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MOUTH CARE DURING RADIATION THERAPY

One of the most common concern of patients getting radiation therapy to head and neck region is how to take care of oral cavity during radiation therapy. Radiation therapy causes thickening and increased stickiness of saliva. Generally it starts two weeks after starting treatment. There is increased level of acidity in oral cavity which promotes
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HOW TO TAKE SKIN CARE DURING RADIATION THERAPY

How to take skin care during Radiation Therapy Dr. Jagdish Shinde. MD, DMRT – Consultant Radiation Oncologist Pune What skin reaction to expect… Radiation therapy can cause skin reaction at the site of treatment. Severity of reaction increases as radiation progresses. During first two weeks patient won’t feel any skin reaction. Patient may feel slight
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HOW RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT IS PLANNED

Whenever any patient is planned for External Beam Radiation Therapy following process is followed. Radiotherapy planning Process 1. Initial Consultation and Consent In your first visit Radiation Oncologist will take history of your complaints and do the complete clinical examination of patient. He need to see all reports including CT scan, MRI, PET CT, Ultrasonography
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