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Potential Side Effects

The side effects you may experience will depend on the area being treated, the type of radiation used and whether or not you also received chemotherapy. Before treatment, your doctor will describe what you can expect.

  • Some patients experience minor or no side effects and can continue their normal routines.
  • Some patients may notice fatigue, skin irritation, vaginal irritation, frequent urination, burning with urination and/or diarrhea. These will all resolve after treatment ends.
  • Some patients will have sexual changes, such as changes in the vagina.
  • If at any time you develop side effects, tell your doctor or nurse. He or she can give you medicine to help.