Side Effects of Radiation Therapy for Colon Cancer
Side effects of radiation vary from patient to patient. It all depends on how often treatment is given and at what degree.
Radiation enteritis is an irritation of the lining of the small intestine due to radiation therapy. If the damage lasts only a short time, it is called acute radiation enteritis. If damage persists and causes long-standing inflammation in the intestine, it is called chronic radiation enteritis.