Side Effects of Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy may have both localized side effects in the treated area and more general side effects that affect your overall feeling of well-being. The majority are temporary and can often be relieved with medication and natural therapies your doctors and other caregivers recommend for you. Internal radiation, such as MammoSite radiation therapy, generally has fewer side effects than external radiation therapy.

Here are some of the most common side effects of radiation therapy for breast cancer:

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