Posted 6/17/2019 10:46 AM (GMT -6)
Yes, definitely. I don't know about the organs you mentioned, because typically there is substantial blood flow to those areas and chemo is quite effective. I know that for head & neck cancers (H&N) such as glossopharangeal cancers, the standard protocol is combined chemo and radiation or "chemorad", which is chemo typically on Monday followed by same day radiation and every weekday thereafter, and repeated every week. You may have seen images of the mesh "mask" that is used to immobilize the head and shoulders for targeted radiation.
For my wife's spinal lymphoma she got one large dose of radiation directly to the primary tumor, then five months of chemo every three weeks. This is typical for DLBCL. Also combined chemo and radiation are often used for breast cancer, though typically not simultaneously.
2014-15: PSA's 9, 12, 20, 25, Neg DRE's, false neg TRUS biopsy
6/16: New Uro, MRI Fusion biopsy, 6 pos Rt Base (15-40-100%) G8(4+4)
8/16: DaVinci RP, 3 foci EPE, PNI, 11 LN-, 53g, 25% Gr4, BL SVI, pT3b
1/17: Started Lupron ADT, PSA's ~.03
5/17: AMS800 implant, revised 6/17
8/17: 39 tx RapidArc IMRT (70 Gy)
1/18, 4/18, 7/18, 1/19: PSA's <0.008, T=9
2018: Dx Radiation Colitis & other weird stuff