Side-effects Of Radiation, Doesn’t Have To Be Heard. Learn These 4 Causes.

July 12, 2019

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The goal of radiation therapy is to destroy cancer by using high energy waves without hurting healthy
cells in the body. But this treatment can cause side effects sooner or later. The effects can be different
for everyone depends on the type of radiation one get, how much you get, which part of your body gets
treatment, and how healthy you are overall. You cannot predict how radiation therapy can affect you.
Some may have few side effects and some very severe ones.

How Soon The Side Effects Can Come?

There are two types of side effects: Early and Late. Early effects such as nausea and fatigue that usually
don’t last long. These effects may start during the treatment and last for several weeks but eventually
get better. The late effects such as lung or heart problem. These side effects may take years to show up
and remains permanent when they appear. However, the most common side-effects are skin problems,
fatigue, and hair loss, and nausea. What are the other early side effects from Radiation Therapy?

Other early side effects depend on where you get the radiation. Some of the early side effects are: –

  1. Eating Problems: –Radiation therapy to the neck, head or parts of the digestive system may lose
    appetite.
  2. Mouth Problems: – Radiation in head or neck can cause problems in the mouth such as lack of
    saliva, trouble swallowing, mouth sores, thick saliva, or jaw stiffness.
  3. Hearing Problems: – Radiation in the head can cause hearing problems because it hardens the
    wax in ears.
  4. Diarrhoea: – Radiation in your belly can cause diarrhoea also.

When you get radiation therapy it is advisable to talk with the doctor about everything like how the
treatment might make you feel or what you can do to feel better because this will help you get through
treatment. If you have any question, please ask us.

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