Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Luther W. Brady, Theodore E. Yaeger

Acute Reactions

  • Volker BudachEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-85516-3_512

Definition

Reaction of the healthy tissue due to a radiotherapy treatment occurring during the treatment and up to 90 days post radiotherapy. The type and severity of side effects relate to the area of the body being treated and whether treatment is being given to cure the cancer or to relieve symptoms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation OncologyCharité – University Hospital BerlinBerlinGermany