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Radiation Toxicity

  • Supriya Mallick
  • Rony Benson
  • Goura K. Rath
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Abstract

Radiation induced toxicity has been one of the major limiting factors in the delivery of radical radiotherapy in the 2D era. Radiation toxicity can be divided into acute and late toxicity, with acute defined as that occurs within 3 months of radiotherapy. The chapter summarizes clinical features, investigations required, and management of common radiation induced toxicity like radiation dermatitis, radiation mucositis, radiation pneumonitis, radiation cystitis, radiation proctitis, radiation induced cardiac toxicity, and radiation induced hepatic toxicity.

Keywords

Radiation dermatitis Radiation mucositis Radiation pneumonitis Radiation cystitis Radiation proctitis Radiation induced cardiac toxicity Radiation induced hepatic toxicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Supriya Mallick
    • 1
  • Rony Benson
    • 1
  • Goura K. Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyNational Cancer Institute-India (NCI-India)JhajjarIndia

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