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Can you have an operation on one area of your body while on

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Can you have an operation on one area of your body while on a round of radio therapy for another part of your body. Specifically my dadis due to start radio monday focusing on his right lung but he needs an op quickly on his right hand can they do it while having radio or does hehave to finish his radio first
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 2 years ago.
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Provided that he have an ok from his oncologist, there is no contraindication for having needed surgery on another part of the body.

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Most of this has to do with how he is responding to having the radiotherapy and whether his side effects are significant enough to interfere.

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But usually this wouldn't be a problem.

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