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You Can Manage Radiation Therapy Side Effects

You Can Manage Radiation Therapy Side Effects CD

Listen to doctors and patients discuss what radiation therapy is and how it works. You will also learn about ways to manage side effects.

The CD covers these side effects and treatments:

Side Effects

  • Skin problems
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Mouth or throat pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Sexuality and fertility: Men
  • Sexuality and Fertility: Women
  • Urination Problems


  • Brachytherapy
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy

Learn more about side effects of cancer treatment.

This CD was developed in August, 2007.

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