Radiation therapy is one of many cancer treatment options and has a reputation for having extremely unfortunate side effects such as nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, and hair loss. However, there are many long-term side effects that can persist even after treatment has ended. These late side effects normally begin to show at least six months after radiation therapy has stopped, and they need to be taken seriously. After radiation therapy, you will need to periodically meet with an oncologist or other medical professional for the rest of your life.
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Late Side Effects of Radiation Therapy
While late side effects caused by radiation therapy are incredibly rare, they are still a present risk. The chances you will suffer late side effects are dependent on how you received your radiation, as the strength and amount of radiation and where it was being targeted have an effect on the likelihood of late side effects. Late radiation therapy side effects can be rather frightening and include:
- Joint problems
- Brain changes
- Mouth changes
- Secondary cancer
Later radiation side effects can have long-term consequences on a person’s life. Being affected with a late side effect after your battle with bladder cancer is another difficult misfortune that you may have to fight through.
If you have been diagnosed with bladder cancer after taking Actos, the Actos attorneys of Williams Kherkher can help you pursue compensation through an Actos lawsuit. Call us at 800-641-9810 to learn more about how our experienced Actos lawyers can help you through this difficult time.