What are the side effects of radiation?

  • Local skin reactions – These can include itching, redness or dryness and scaling of the skin. The degree of skin reaction is varies widely among individuals. Skin irritation can continue for up to two weeks following the end of treatment.  Ask your doctor how you should treat any skin reactions.
  • Fatigue – The onset of fatigue is correlated with your exposure to radiation. That is, the more radiation therapy you need the more fatigue you may experience. These feelings of fatigue should disappear following treatment.
Radiation Therapy