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Radiation side effects 

Lung cancer patients often receive radiation in one form or another. There are different types of radiation, which may be to the chest and/or to a part of the body where the cancer has spread such as the brain or bone. Radiation side effects depend on the type of radiation and where on the body it is given.  

For a good overview of radiation, side effects and coping, see the National Cancer Institute's booklet, Radiation Therapy and You

Learn about side effects from radiation treatment

Side effects of radiation therapy (ASCO's

What are the possible side effects of lung cancer radiation? ( 

Possible side effects of radiation treatment  (American Cancer Society)

Radiation therapy side effects (National Cancer Institute) 

Learn about managing side effects from radiation therapy

Preventing and managing side effects of radiation (American Cancer Society)

External radiation side effects worksheet (American Cancer Society) 

Side effects of radiation therapy (


See also:

Radiation for SCLC

Radiation for NSCLC