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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Prostate Cancer: Radiation Therapy
WebMD explains the use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer, including internal and external radiation therapy, how radiation therapy is performed, side effects, risks, and more.
Radiation Therapy for Cancer Pain
Radiation therapy is the use of X - rays to destroy cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation damages the genetic material of cells in the area being treated, leaving the cells unable to continue to grow. Although radiation damages normal cells as well as cancer cells, the normal cells can repair themselves. The cancer cells cannot.Radiation is also used to control pain by destroying a growing ...
Radiation Therapy and Breast Cancer
WebMD helps you understand radiation therapy in the treatment of breast cancer.