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can x-rays or radiation treatments cause spots?

my wife had a cancer tumor removed from her lung. She still had a swollen lymph node that was suspected of being caner. She just completed Chemo and Radiation theropy last week. Last week she was also admitted in the hospital for an infection in her leg.amd stomach pains. Her Oncologist made a visit to her last night. Today, her medical doctor read on her chart that her Oncologist saw some spots on her CAT scan without telling anyone her about it! We have been trying to get in touch with her Oncologist, but he is bust on the other side of town and I we hate playing the waiting game and now my wife is very upset. But I remember her Oncologist told us he wanted to wait at least eight weeks before he did any scans on her because her body needed to heal and if he did it to soon, after as a result of the rediation from her tratments, spots my show up on scans. IS THIS TRUE?....can x-rays or radiation treatments cause spots?
Asked On : Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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Dear Griffin,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum. The CAT scan showing spots may be a result of radiation therapy because though the doctors try their best to localise the radiation around the suspected mass only but some scattered radiations do reach surronding areas and produce effects like decreased cell growth and fibrosis. It might be due to a too early scan. If anything serious comes up, it is the moral responsibility of the doctor to let you know. Don't worry too much Everything will be alright.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal in consultation with Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedician
Answered: Thu, 13 Jan 2011
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