Archive for November, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Radiation Side Effects Common In Breast Cancer Treatment

In this short video, hospital Dr. Forouzannia explains the acute and long-term side effects of breast cancer radiation therapy. Acute radiation side effects experienced during the treatment include fatigue, generic skin irritation, and irritation of the ribs. Long-term effects could include risk of lung fibrosis, damage to the lung and heart, and increased likelihood of developing heart disease.