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Don't mean to but in, but if he received radiation therapy as part of the Hodgkin's Disease therapy, it is unlikely that areas were radiated then that may need to be radiated now. I could be very wrong, but I fail to see how this will be a major problrm.

Actually, the radiology oncologist (who is a global leader in his field and has trained extensively at places like Mayo) said that he specifically expected to be significantly restricted on the radiology he could provide, since part of what he needs to treat via radiation now in order to effect a cure is the spine. CN's radiation treatment was 22 years ago when they typically used much more radiation to treat hodkins than they do now. He figured he would probably be restricted to radiating only the head and upper neck.

That said: RadiologyOncologist got all of CN's records from the radiation back 22 years ago, and as it turns out the RadOnc at that time was very conservative with his treatment so they will be able to do much more for his current treatment than they expected to be able to.

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