Radiation necrosis

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What is radiation necrosis?

Radiation therapy is used for some cancer and non-cancerous conditions. Necrosis (death of cells) can occur when the the tissue or bone around the area of radiation has died.

Common symptoms reported by people with radiation necrosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with radiation necrosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(MS Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
radiation necrosis (1)

Data from patients with radiation necrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with radiation necrosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(MS Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
radiation necrosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with radiation necrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has radiation necrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 1
50s 2
60s 4
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

80% Female
20% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from radiation necrosis patients who have completed their condition history
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