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Jun 1, 2002

Does radiation therapy carry any significant risks if utilized for swollen salivary glands.Do you think insurance would look at this as a "cosmetic procedure?"Thanks

Response from Dr. Henry

Low dose radiation carries a low risk overall. For documented parotid swelling due to polycystic disease, the cost of the radiation is often picked up by insurance companies (often with some prompting). KH

Swelling...Parotid Glands or Lypodystrophy?

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