In some cases, radiation therapy can leave behind damaged body tissue. Or in the months or years following radiation treatment, a mass of dead (necrotic) tissue might form at the site of the tumor. This tissue is called radiation necrosis.
If this occurs, your body may not be able to build new tissue, fight infection or heal the skin.
Several treatment options may be used to address this condition successfully.
Mercy doctors and cancer specialists are skilled in using all of these types of radiation necrosis therapy. Because we have experience with cases like yours, we’re able to discuss the risks and benefits of each treatment option and make sure you understand your choices.
Together, we’ll decide on the treatment plan that works best for you.