Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer
External Beam Radiation Therapy
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- Fatigue or tiredness
- Mild rash or redness
- Mild to moderate cough
- Mild to moderate shortness of breath
- Inflammation or irritation of the swallowing tube
When to Contact Your Doctor
- Develop side effects from the treatment
- Develop new or unusual symptoms
- Notice that your skin is red, blistered, or swollen
- Develop swelling in your neck or arms
- Develop cough or cough up blood
- Develop a fever, swelling, or bleeding
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- Reviewer: Igor Puzanov, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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