A radiation oncologist evaluates individual patients, determining the best management plan, overseeing treatment and assessing progress. Radiation Oncologists may also order tests and images, prescribe medications, and consult with other doctors involved with cancer treatment.
There may be Change in bowel or bladder habit, sore that does not heal, Unusual bleeding or discharge, Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere, Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing, Obvious change in a wart or mole and hoarseness in voice.
Chest x-rays and various imaging procedures are required by the radiation oncologist.
Most people feel little to no discomfort during treatment but some may experience weakness or nausea.
It depends on the type of tumor, For tumors that divide slowly, the mass may shrink over a long, extended period after radiation stops. The median time for a prostate cancer to shrink is about 18 months.