Rarely, radiation treatment can trigger modifications in your blood count levels. If your blood tests reveal low blood counts, your treatment may be stopped for a week or so to allow your blood counts to return to typical.
Because of radiation's impact on blood cells made in the bone marrow, low blood cell counts take place.
Low blood cell counts are more typical if you get chemotherapy at the same time as radiation treatment or if the treatment area consists of the pelvic bones (where numerous blood cells are made). Low blood cell counts are usually not extremely sufficient to trigger issues. When there is a break from treatment for a couple of days, blood cell counts usually recuperate.
Anorexia nervosa can start within the first couple of weeks of radiation therapy and can continue after treatment has actually ended.
Side effects like sore mouth, dry mouth, issues swallowing and queasiness and vomiting can trigger loss of appetite.
Radiation therapy to the head and neck area can trigger momentary changes in taste or smell, which can make foods appear less tasty. Some people dislike food entirely and do not eat, even though they understand they require to.
Keeping good nutrition throughout and after radiation therapy is necessary to help a person recover from treatment.
Queasiness and throwing up can be a common adverse effects of external radiation therapy, particularly if the treatment location includes the stomach and abdomen.
It can likewise occur as a basic side effect no matter the location being treated. Radiation sickness usually disappears a couple of weeks after radiation treatment is ended.