What Are the Side Effects of Radiation for Prostate Cancer?

Q:
What are the possible side effects if I take the radiation treatment?
A:
In short, the radiation therapy causes three types of side effects.

  1. Cell damages.

Radiation therapy is greatly likely to damage your normal and healthy cells. Besides, it will consume one’s energy both in physical and psychological way.

  1. Skin problems.

Your skin will become more sensitive after radiation. Use the prescribed lotion and avoid great temperature changes.

  1. Energy Loss.

Radiation may drain you out physically and emotionally. So resting is necessary and counseling groups are recommended.

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