It is highly suspected to be a thyroid malignancy or has been diagnosed as thyroid cancer.
Parathyroid glands are composed of four glands as big as peas. They are located at the back of the thyroid gland in the neck. In some cases, parathyroid glands are buried in the thyroid, thymus or chest. Although the location may vary, their functions are generally normal.
Radiation therapy transmits via the form of photon or high-speed particles, using higher-energy radiation to treat tumor or certain diseases. Radiation therapy is also commonly known as the “ radiotherapy ”
Patients of cervical cancer will sometimes have discharge flowing from the vagina due to the gradual necrosis and detachment of tumor cells after pelvic radiation.
Radiation therapy has been proved to have long-term curative effect on many malignant tumors ( i.e. nasopharyngeal carcinoma and cervical cancer ).
Patients tend to lose interest in “sex” when receiving cancer therapy, or at least for some period of time.
After the radiation therapy, the microvilli of taste bud cells are damaged while the secretion of saliva is reduced.
Radiation therapy for the head and neck will cause oral mucositis, which emerges on the 3rd week after the start of radiation therapy.
The skin is highly sensitive and easily damaged by radiation because the proliferative cells of basal layer are more likely to be affected by radiation than the epidermal cells of upper layer.