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Radiation therapy is a cancer-fighting technique. In radiation therapy, a radiation oncologist uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and stop them from growing and dividing. The two types of radiation therapy are external and internal. Potential side effects of radiation therapy include:

  • tiredness,
  • rash,
  • skin redness,
  • permanent pigmentation,
  • scarring,
  • diarrhea, and
  • a reduction in white blood cells.

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