Radiation Therapy Side Effects Directory
Radiation therapy uses energy to kill cancer cells without hurting healthy cells. Side effects depend on the type and dose of radiation, the area of the body that's being targeted, and the state of a patient's health. Early side effects include nausea, fatigue, hair loss, appetite loss, mouth sores, and skin problems, often temporary, and late side effects that may be permanent include lung, heart, fertility, and sexual problems. Another possible late side effect is the development of a second cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy side effects, the early and late side effects of radiation therapy, treatment of effects from radiation therapy, and much more.
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