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Radiotherapy-related emergencies 

Radiotherapy-related emergencies
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date: 22 August 2019

Introduction to radiotherapy side effects 372

Skin toxicity 374

Oral mucositis 378

Cardiotoxicity 380

Radiation pneumonitis 382

Neurotoxicity 386

Osteoradionecrosis 392

Gastrointestinal toxicity 394

Radiation hepatitis 396

Radiation cystitis 398

Radiotherapy treatment will usually cause side effects. These may range from mild and reversible to life-threatening effects. Severe side effects are likely to be more acceptable to those patients being treated curatively. For patients receiving radiotherapy with palliative intent we must ensure that the radiotherapy side effects do not negate the benefit we are hoping to achieve....

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