Patient Guide FAQs for Radiation Therapy Treatment of Pituitary Adenomas (PART: TWO)

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In the previous article, we discussed the questions and answers about radiation therapy for pituitary tumors (adenomas). Today we will continue with the section that gives explanations regarding treatment, effects, and recovery from radiation therapy.

Q. Am I or my body fluids radioactive?

A. For practical reason, you are not radioactive while you are receiving your radiation treatment. Anyhow, for a few minutes immediately following each treatment, there does remain very low residual radioactivity in the tissues that have straightly received radiation. It is not risky to others, and no activity restrictions are required.

Q. Can I take medications while receiving radiation treatment?

A. Yes, usually there are no changes to medications while on radiation therapy.

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