Radiation Therapy Side Effects At-A-Glance
Radiation therapy side effects depend on the part of your body being treated. You can use the chart below to see which side effects might affect you. Find the part of your body being treated in the column on the left, then read across the row to see the side effects. A checkmark means that you may get this side effect. Ask your doctor or nurse about your chances of getting each side effect.
- Find the part of your body being treated in the top row.
- Read down the column.
- A checkmark means you may get the side effect listed.
|Brain||Breast||Chest||Head and Neck||Pelvic Area||Rectum||Stomach and Abdomen|
|Hair Loss (on the part of the body being treated)|
|Nausea and Vomiting|
|Sexual and Fertility Changes|
|Urinary and Bladder Changes|
|Other Side Effects||Headache Blurry vision||Tenderness Swelling||Cough Shortness of breath||Earaches Taste changes|