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Low dose radiation
Jun 28, 2002

Dr. Henry, Can you tell me what the side effects of low dose radiation are in regards to treatment for parotid enlargement due to polycystic disease? Is this an IV treatment? Thanks.

Response from Dr. Henry

Low dose radiation is administered by a radiation oncologist at a hospital (the radiation is beamed=aimed at the target area). Low dose radiation may cause dryness of the mouth, a low grad burn on the skin, parotid dysfunction, and a low risk for cancer (though generally well tolerated). KH



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