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Everyone has a different response to radiation therapy. It may cause short-term side effects during treatment or long-term side effects after treatment ends.
The side effects of treatment depend on the type of radiation you receive, the dose, and your overall health. Common side effects that you may experience after radiation treatment include:
Nausea or vomiting
Loose or frequent stools, diarrhea
Skin changes: may be red, itchy, dry, peeling, or weepy
No matter what you experience, your care team can help ease the side affects of treatment. At least once a week, your radiation oncology team will meet with you to discuss your progress and any side effects you may have.