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Side effects of radiationSSide effects of radiationSide effects of radiationEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.3000000000000066.5000000000000326.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Side effects of radiation</h2><p>The goal of radiation therapy is to target cancer cells. Unfortunately, radiation can also affect healthy cells, which can lead to changes in how you feel and how your body works. These are called side effects. </p><p>Some side effects, such as feeling tired, are common with radiation. Other side effects depend on the:</p><ul><li>part of your body being treated</li><li>size of the area being treated</li><li>strength of the radiation</li></ul>
Les effets secondaires de la radiationLLes effets secondaires de la radiationSide effects of radiationFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Les effets secondaires de la radiation</h2><p>La radiothérapie cible les cellules cancéreuses. Malheureusement, la radiation peut également toucher les cellules saines, ce qui peut entraîner des changements dans ce que tu ressens et dans le fonctionnement de ton corps. C'est ce qu'on appelle les effets secondaires.</p><p>La radiation comporte certains effets secondaires habituels, comme le fait de ressentir de la fatigue. Les autres effets secondaires sont fonction de :</p><ul><li>la partie traitée de ton corps;</li><li>la superficie de la zone à traiter;</li><li>la dose de radiation.</li></ul>

 

 

 

 

Side effects of radiation3473.00000000000Side effects of radiationSide effects of radiationSEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.3000000000000066.5000000000000326.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<h2>Side effects of radiation</h2><p>The goal of radiation therapy is to target cancer cells. Unfortunately, radiation can also affect healthy cells, which can lead to changes in how you feel and how your body works. These are called side effects. </p><p>Some side effects, such as feeling tired, are common with radiation. Other side effects depend on the:</p><ul><li>part of your body being treated</li><li>size of the area being treated</li><li>strength of the radiation</li></ul><h2>When will I notice side effects?</h2><p>The damage to cells from radiation builds up over time. For this reason, it may take a while before you start to notice any side effects. Some side effects will show up quickly and others will develop more slowly. Some will last only a short time and then go away, but others may stay with you. </p><p>The next sections describe some side effects particular to radiation therapy. These include:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3474&language=English">cognitive changes</a> (changes in the way you think or learn)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3475&language=English">changes to fertility</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3476&language=English">skin changes</a></li></ul><p>Some other common side effects of radiation are:</p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3515&language=English">fatigue</a> (feeling extremely tired or weak)</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3516&language=English">difficulty eating and drinking</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3533&language=English">hair loss</a> in the treatment area</li><li>feeling <a href="/Article?contentid=3517&language=English">nauseated or vomiting</a><br></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=3520&language=English">diarrhea</a></li></ul><p>You will learn about these side effects and tips to manage them in the section on managing your symptoms. </p><div class="callout2"><p>Remember, not everyone gets all the possible side effects and for many people side effects are mild.</p></div><h2>How can I predict which side effects I might have?</h2><p>Each person responds differently to radiation therapy. It’s also common to have other types of treatment such as chemotherapy combined with radiation. These other treatments can cause side effects too. </p><p>For these reasons, it’s tough to predict exactly which side effects you might have. Your health-care team will talk to you and your parent/caregiver about the kinds of side effects you can expect and how you can manage them.</p><p>Understanding a bit about possible side effects, how to handle them and who can help can make coping with radiation a little easier. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Side_effects_of_radiation.jpg