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Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Survivability of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

The survivability of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is high. The treatment is considered safe, but it may cause dangerous side effects. Speak to your doctor before undergoing any treatment.

In the short term, the prognosis after intensity-modulated radiation therapy includes weakness and sickness for several weeks after the treatment. Patients may also experience fatigue, nausea and vomiting.

Since research continues to test the safety of this treatment, the long-term prognosis is not verified. It may include serious side effects, such as damage to sensitive tissue and a second cancer caused by radiation exposure.

Locations for Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)