One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects.

A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy.

There are two main types of radiation treatment:

  • External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine to the breast and surrounding tissue.
  • Internal radiation (brachytherapy): This involves placing a small radioactive pellet into the body for a short period.

The right treatment for breast cancer depends on many factors, including a person’s age and overall health. A doctor will help a person decide on the best option for them.

Read on for more information about the short-term, long-term, and rare side effects of radiation for breast cancer…”