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Dr. Aamir Hussain, M.D.

Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Aamir Hussain M.D. is a top Radiation Oncologist in Rochester, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Aamir Hussain M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Aamir Hussain M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Aamir Hussain M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Rochester, MN, Dr. Aamir Hussain M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
13 years Experience
Dr. Aamir Hussain, M.D.
  • Rochester, MN
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Accepting new patients

Is a biopsy done through radiology?

Depending on the organ, either a surgeon or interventional radiologist will typically perform a biopsy.

Can a pneumonia cause lung cancer?

Pneumonia and lung cancer are distinct entities. Lung cancer can predispose a patient to getting pneumonia as a result of the tumor blocking the airways, as is seen in post-obstructive READ MORE
Pneumonia and lung cancer are distinct entities. Lung cancer can predispose a patient to getting pneumonia as a result of the tumor blocking the airways, as is seen in post-obstructive pneumonia. However, the reverse is not true.

Why does my dentist need to know if I've had radiation therapy?

This is important because radiation to the jaw can impact healing after dental procedures or risk of infection or complications from dental surgery.

Should I have radiation now?

Radiation and chemotherapy are the standard of care for this condition. The combination is superior to chemotherapy alone.

For uterine cancer is radiation required even after removing the uterus?

Depending on the stage of disease, radiation therapy may be administered after hysterectomy. This is not uncommon.

Is there something to be applied to the rest of the body during a radiation therapy?

This will not be necessary. The radiation treatment plan determines which parts of the body are exposed to radiation. Your doctor will determine the optimal plan to treat disease READ MORE
This will not be necessary. The radiation treatment plan determines which parts of the body are exposed to radiation. Your doctor will determine the optimal plan to treat disease while sparing normal tissue.

Is loss of appetite normal for a patient undergoing radiation therapy?

This is a possible side effect of radiation depending on the area of the body that is being treated. Speak with your doctor regarding these symptoms.

My skin looks burnt after a radiation therapy session?

These are common side effects after breast radiation. Your radiation oncologist will be able to provide you medications to manage the skin reaction.

Can radiation therapy weaken bones?

Radiation therapy can make bones brittle and more susceptible to fracture. This is dose dependent. Your radiation oncologist will take this into account when making a treatment READ MORE
Radiation therapy can make bones brittle and more susceptible to fracture. This is dose dependent. Your radiation oncologist will take this into account when making a treatment plan to keep the bones exposure to radiation under the tolerance dose.

How can I prevent eye damage during radiation therapy for treating nose cancer?

A lead Shield can be used over the eye to prevent radiation damage. Speak with your doctor about the options.

Can biopsy on a pregnant woman cause harm to the baby?

If this was a CT guided biopsy then it is possible there was some scattered radiation. Speak with your doctor about the specifics of your situation.

What is the chance of survival in stage 4 lung cancer?

Length of survival depends on response to therapy. Stage 4 lung cancer is not curable but with proper therapy it is possible to prolong quality and quantity of life.

Will someone need to drive me home after radiation therapy?

You will be able to drive yourself home.