NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Stages I and II Breast Cancer - page 57

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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Stages I and II Breast Cancer, Version 1.2014
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Radiation therapy
Side effects of radiation
Side effects of radiation
Unhealthy or unpleasant outcomes
You may have side effects from radiation, although
not everyone does. The most common side effect of
radiation therapy is changes in your skin. Your treated
skin will look and feel as if it has been sunburned.
It will likely become red and also may become dry,
sore, and be painful when touched. Another common
problem is extreme tiredness despite sleep. Women
sometimes have pain in their armpit or chest after
radiation and, rarely, heart and lung problems.
Not all the side effects of radiation have been listed
here. Please ask your treatment team for a complete
list of side effects. If a side effect bothers you, tell
your treatment team. There may be ways to help you
feel better.
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