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A 40-year-old member asked:

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

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: This is a common side effect from radiation treating head and neck cancers.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology 34 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.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 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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Last updated Sep 6, 2018
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