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Head and neck radiotherapy side effects

Read about the possible side effects of having radiotherapy to your head and neck.

Mouth and teeth after head and neck radiotherapy

You might have problems with your mouth or teeth during or after radiotherapy to your head and neck.

Weight loss after head and neck radiotherapy

Weight loss during radiotherapy is often temporary and you'll usually go back to normal a few months after treatment. 

Swallowing after head and neck radiotherapy

You might have difficulty swallowing during and after radiotherapy to your head or neck. There are a number of things you can do to help yourself cope.

Your voice and head and neck radiotherapy

Having radiotherapy treatment to your head and neck may affect your voice. 

Hair loss and head and neck radiotherapy

Radiotherapy to the head always causes some hair loss. How much depends on where you are being treated.

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