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Radiation Side Effects at a Glance

An "X" in the box means the side effect is possible.  Ask your radiation oncology physician or nurse for more information.

 

 

Cancer type 

 

Symptom

Brain 

 Breast

Chest 

Head/Neck 

Pelvic Area

Rectum 

Stomach/ Abdoment 

Diarrhea 

 

 

 

 

 X 

 X 

 X 

 Fatigue

 X

X 

X

 X 

X

 X 

X

 Hair Loss

(on the part of the body being treated)

  X 

X

 X 

 X

 X 

 X 

X

 Mouth Changes

 

 

 

 X 

 

 

 

 Nausea/Vomiting

 X

 

 

 

X 

 

X

 Sexual & Fertility Changes

 

 

 

 

X 

X

 

 Skin Changes

 X

X 

 X

 X 

X

 X 

 X 

 Throat Changes

 

 

 X

 X 

 

 

 

 Urinary & Bladder Changes

 

 

 

 

X

 X 

 X 

 Other Side Effects

Headache

Blurry vision

Tenderness

Swelling  

Cough

 

Shortness of breath 

Earaches

Taste changes 

     

 

Details about late radiation side effects....