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Radiation therapy can also cause problems with tissues, glands or organs near the site of the treatment. Long-term side effects can include the growth of scar tissue, infertility and damage to other areas the body, depending on the location of the radiation treatment.Can you die from radiation therapy?
Death While on Radiation Therapy. The range of annual mortality was two to 12 patients (median, four). "Patients who died tended to be lung and breast cancer patients, being treated palliatively with 3D-CRT and with neoadjuvant or concurrent chemotherapy," he summarized. Notably, 30 deaths (of 78) were among lung cancer patients.