Radiation Therapy for Melanoma
External Radiation Therapy
|Radiation of a Tumor|
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- Skin changes, like redness or irritation
- Nausea and vomiting
When to Contact Your Doctor
- Develop side effects from the treatment
- Develop new or unusual symptoms
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- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 03/2015 -
- Update Date: 03/15/2015 -
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