Posted on Apr 19, 2022
National Cancer Institute’s Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events V3.0 is used to describe and report acute and late toxicity attributed to radiation. This manual is used by the doctors, however it is important for all cancer patients to know about the side effects of radiation. Radiation therapy is one of the most advanced and cutting edge technology that is used for cancer treatment and management. Through this innovative technology doctors can treat a specific area without affect the nearby organs. Numerous patients have benefitted from the radiation treatment, however there are some side effects that the patients may experience. Please note that these side effects may differ from person to person.
Types of Side Effects:
SKIN: Skin reactions are commonly encountered during radiotherapy. Management of acute skin reactions should be graded according to their severity. Pruritus associated with Grade 1 and 2 skin reactions may respond to topical corticosteroids-triamcinolone ointment 0.1% BD. For moist desquamation, general principles of promoting moisture and minimizing bacterial colonization are helpful as-Open Wet Dressing, Hydrocolloid dressing, Hydrofera blue.
HEAD AND NECK:
ABDOMEN AND PELVIS: