The most common side effect of radiation therapy is fatigue. Since side effects depend on the area being treated, everyone’s experience is different. Some people do not experience any side effects at all. We have listed the most common side effects by area of treatment. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. Your doctor will discuss all potential side effects during consultation.
Potential Short-Term (Acute) Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
The short-term side effects of radiation therapy usually manifest within the first couple weeks of treatment. Following the last treatment, these side effects generally resolve on their own.
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We welcome patients and family from all over the world, but mostly those living within a hundred-mile radius of Anderson and Greenville, South Carolina.
AnMed Health & Blue Ridge Radiation Oncology are charter members of Levine Cancer Institute's cancer care network. Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute aims to build "a cancer institute without walls," by increasing access to specialist consultations, research offerings, program offerings and services to member institutions throughout the Carolinas.