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Radiotherapy is a local treatment, so it only affects the part of the body where the tumour is located. For example, patients do not usually lose their hair after receiving radiotherapy, except when it is administered in hairy areas.
Tiredness. Patients often feel more tired than usual because of the radiotherapy, other associated issues and having to travel to hospital every day.
Skin reactions. The skin around the treatment site may present alterations during the treatment.
Hair loss. Hair loss is temporary and only occurs at and around the treatment site. It begins to fall out 2–3 weeks after starting radiotherapy and starts growing back 3–6 months later.