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what are the long term side effects of radiation therapy for colon cancer?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variable: However, radiation therapyu is rarely used for colon cancer, but more frequently indicated for rectal cancer. Side effects from radiation for rectal cancer include rectal bleeding from rariation proctitis, perianal skin changes, bladder radiation and vaginal. Sterility can also be affected.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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