Topic: Adjuvant Radiation Treatment

If one where to have "Adjuvant Rad Tx" after resection....and if there is no tumor at this point in time.....just what exactly do they radiate???
Your whole body or just  your chest/abd/pelvis ?

Thanks very much, I know someone will have the answer for me !!!!!

Snezzie

Re: Adjuvant Radiation Treatment

Snezzie....most likely they would radiate your pelvis area.  Radiation therapy is often given along with a chemotherapy drug called 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), which may make the radiation more effective. (Chemoradiation. )Snezzie....I have learned that some doctors believe adjuvant radiation therapy is helpful, but I have also been told that more research is needed to confirm this.
Best wishes,
Marion

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