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BY Valerie Reed, M.D.

Radiation therapy to the pelvis is commonly used to treat women with lower gastrointestinal tract cancers, as well as gynecologic cancers, such as cervical cancer, ovarian cancer and uterine cancer.

Because the radiation therapy is administered to the pelvis, though, there are certain side effects that are common among these patients.

Here are six effects to watch for if you’re receiving radiation to the pelvis. Keep in...

Cancerwise blog post: Dr. Valerie Reed details side effects women may experience during radiation therapy to the pelvis