Dr. Wollman shares if a woman will become radioactive and if she is allowed to interact with friends and family after radiation therapy.
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Patient Radioactivity After Radiation Therapy Absolutely. A patient undergoing radiation therapy poses absolutely no danger to themselves or to other people once the treatment has been delivered. They can hold their children and their grandchildren, their husbands, their wives and anybody else who needs holding. Patients are always worried about whether they are radioactive and there is no radioactivity. It’s just like when you go to the dentist’s office, have an x-ray, nobody should be around while that actual beam is on, in case there could be scattered radiation from the beam. But once the beam is turned off, there’s no residual radioactivity that one can take and spread to one’s friends or family or people in the waiting room.