Post Radiation

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  1. lucybug

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    How common are post radiation esophageal obstruction or stricture in patients with throat cancer? Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. IndyXRT

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    The rate of esophageal stricture will vary depending on dose/fractionation, presence or absence of concurrent chemotherapy, and the location of the primary tumor, among other things.
     
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    with modern technology (imrt), dose, chemo, etc its about less than 5-10%
     
  5. stephew

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    its fairly rare.
     

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