Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Call 877-MESOTHELIOMA or Live Chat now for a Free Legal Compensation Consultation

  • Home
  • What are the side effects of radiation treatment?

What are the side effects of radiation treatment?

Radiation treatments often cause complications because of the damage caused to healthy tissues. Fatigue is the most common complaint of mesothelioma patients undergoing radiotherapy. Patients who undergo EBRT also commonly experience skin changes (similar to a sunburn). If the radiation is concentrated in the chest, side effects may include breathing complications, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and lung damage. Patients who receive radiation therapy in the abdominal area have reported nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Patients should discuss any side effects they experience with their medical team so that doctors and nurses can suggest a management strategy.

Download Your Free Mesothelioma Handbook & Treatment Guide

Free Mesothelioma Patient

& Treatment Guide

We’d like to offer you our in-depth guide, “A Patient’s Guide to Mesothelioma,” absolutely free of charge.

It contains a wealth of information and resources to help you better understand the condition, choose (and afford) appropriate treatment, and exercise your legal right to compensation.

HONcode Certified

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.

Office Location

Last Modified:

Copyright MesotheliomaHelp.org
The information provided by Mesothelioma Help is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Our website does not host any form of advertisement.

Mesothelioma Help Cancer Organization is sponsored by Belluck & Fox, LLP
Site by Consultwebs