Depending on the type of treatment patients may experience little or no side effects from the radiation therapy and are able to continue their normal routines. However, some patients do experience discomfort by the end of their treatment. Be sure to talk to a member of your radiation oncology treatment team about any problems you may have.
Many of the side effects of radiation therapy are related to the specific area that is being treated. These side effects are usually temporary and can be treated by your doctor or other members of the treatment team.