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    Glioblastoma in Radiation Oncology Nurse who did a ton of seed implants.

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      Altabutler, I am an oncology nurse and I have never heard of anyone suffering occupational over-exposure to brachytherapy seeding to the point where it results in a glioma. I looked into the radiology nursing practice and procedures manual trying to find that occupational hazard warnings, and saw no case to refer to. Most seeds are incased, and the fact that she was wearing a dosemeter is usually effective. As long as it was always her own dosemeter and not someone elses. You have given me food for thought and I went to the ABTA, as well as to PLoS to find any peer reviewed articles that might support your docs theory; but I found none. Thank you for the info and I will delve deeper into this issue. I am sorry for your loss, Carm.

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      Here is our page to Glioblastoma on the site, with some more information on this type of cancer.

      https://www.whatnext.com/conditions/cancer/brain-and-spinal-cord-tumors-in-adults/glioma/astrocytoma/high-grade-astrocytoma-also-called-glioblastoma

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