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Potential Side Effects

You may have little or no side effects from radiation therapy and be able to keep up your normal activities.

  • Side effects are usually limited to the part of your body that receives radiation.
  • Skin changes such as redness, dryness or itching are common side effects.
  • You will also likely lose your hair in the area treated.
  • Side effects should go away when the treatment ends.

Talk to your doctor or nurse about any discomfort you feel. He or she may be able to provide drugs or other treatments to help.