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What are the side effects of radiation treatment for metastatic renal cell carcinoma?

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Side effects of radiation treatment include:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin redness
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea

SOURCES:  

American Cancer Society: "Biologic Therapy (Immunotherapy) for Kidney Cancer," "Chemotherapy for Kidney Cancer," "Targeted Therapies for Kidney Cancer," "Treatment Choices by Stage for Kidney Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Kidney Cancer: Treatment Options."

Cancer Research UK: "Interferon (Intron A)," "Side effects of nivolumab (Opdivo)."

National Cancer Institute: "Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ-Patient Version)."

Oncolink: "Interleukin-2 (Proleukin, IL-2, Aldesleukin)."

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Stage IV Renal Cancer."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Bevacizumab Injection."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:  

American Cancer Society: "Biologic Therapy (Immunotherapy) for Kidney Cancer," "Chemotherapy for Kidney Cancer," "Targeted Therapies for Kidney Cancer," "Treatment Choices by Stage for Kidney Cancer."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Kidney Cancer: Treatment Options."

Cancer Research UK: "Interferon (Intron A)," "Side effects of nivolumab (Opdivo)."

National Cancer Institute: "Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ-Patient Version)."

Oncolink: "Interleukin-2 (Proleukin, IL-2, Aldesleukin)."

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Stage IV Renal Cancer."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Bevacizumab Injection."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

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