• Is it to gain weight while taking Radiation? Also I read of internal radiation Is this placed in the body at the point most needed swallowed

    Asked by scouser on Thursday, December 27, 2012

    Is it to gain weight while taking Radiation? Also I read of internal radiation Is this placed in the body at the point most needed swallowed

    what are the side effects of the pill you are given after Radiation and How long does a person have to take it?

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    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      No radiation does not cause weight gain, it did cause extreme exhaustion, at least for me. Some breast cancer patients are treated by implanting small doses of radiation in a pellet via a tube directly to the site in question.

      over 8 years ago
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      SueRae1

      one last thing, if you take radiation due to thyroid cancer, you may gain weight until they find the right amount of synthyroid to replace what your body would normally produce.

      over 8 years ago
    • SusanK's Avatar
      SusanK

      Are you taking any steroids? My father was given a steroid while undergoing treatment for lung cancer, including radiation. He put on weight because of the steroids.

      over 8 years ago

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