Early Reactions

  1. Skin changes: redness, irritation, scaliness, ulceration, thickening, or hair loss in the treatment area.
  2. Loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting.
  3. Weight loss, weakness, or fatigue.
  4. Inflammation of the stomach causing indigestion, heartburn, or ulcers.
  5. Inflammation of bowel causing cramping or diarrhea.
  6. Depression of blood count leading to increased risk of infections and/or bleeding.

Late Reactions

  1. Changes in skin texture and! or coloration, permanent hair loss in the treatment area, and scarring of the skin.
  2. Stomach mucosal damage-causing persistent indigestion, pain, ulceration, and bleeding.
  3. Bowel wall damage causes narrowing or adhesions of the bowel with obstruction, ulceration, bleeding, or poor absorption of food, which may require surgical correction.
  4. Kidney damage leading to kidney failure and! or high blood pressure.
  5. Liver damage leading to liver failure or scarring.
  6. Spinal cord or nerve damage causing loss of strength or feeling in legs and! or
  7. loss of control of bladder or rectum.