Side Effects of Radiation Treatment

Patient Guide
What to Expect | Side Effects | Follow-Up Care | Patient Resources | FAQs

Before beginning treatment, your physician will discuss the types of side effects that you may experience, including their duration and severity. Please ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable with the process!

The side effects of radiation treatment vary from patient to patient and will depend on the amount of radiation you receive and the part of your body being treated. Fortunately, most side effects go away with time and there are ways to reduce the discomfort they may cause. Be sure to tell your radiation oncologist, nurse or radiation therapist about any side effects that you notice.