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  1. Arti says:

    Others won’t. Your skin may also become dry, flaky, or itchy. The way external radiation therapy affects your skin is similar to what happens when you spend time in the sun. Only people who get radiation to the scalp or the brain may have hair loss. If it does happen, it’s usually sudden and comes out in clumps. It may also get swollen or blistered. Or it may start to peel. It may look red, sunburned, or tanned. But not everyone will have them. Late side effects from radiation therapy take months and a fewtimes years to show up and usually don’t go away. There are two kinds of radiation side effects: early and late. They may start during or right after treatment and last for several weeks after it ends, but then they get better. Late side effects, which include lung or heart problems, may take years to show up and are often permanent when they do. L

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