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Could you tell me what are all the side effects of radiation treatments for cancer patients?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Fibrosis and scar: The field where RT given associated with scarring and fibrosis. If in an area of treatment near nerves or major vessels, thickening of tissue or lymphedema can occur. Bowel or bladder can have associated symptoms therefore IMRT used. Effects can further be reduced by using gamma or cyberknife treatment offering better control to site of treatment.
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