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Is it normal to have a sore throat after radiation beam therapy to the neck?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: This is a common side effect from radiation treating head and neck cancers.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: The neck is small and the throat is right there. So radiation will go through the throat and cause soreness. There should be medicines that can help.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Yes: Did the doctor have you sign a consent form? You need to know what effects are common before treatment.

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