Patient Safety Information

Side effects vary from patient to patient and may include nausea and fatigue. However, most patients experience little to no side effects, and, when side effects do occur they often go away within the first week or two after treatment. As with any radiation treatment, the side effects can also be severe in some patients and lead to permanent injury or even death. Most side effects of radiotherapy, including radiotherapy delivered with Accuray systems, are mild and temporary, often involving fatigue, nausea, and skin irritation. Side effects can be severe, however, leading to pain, alterations in normal body functions (for example, urinary or salivary function), deterioration of quality of life, permanent injury and even death. Side effects can occur during or shortly after radiation treatment or in the months and years following radiation. The nature and severity of side effects depend on many factors, including the size and location of the treated tumor, the treatment technique (for example, the radiation dose), the patient's general medical condition, to name a few. For more details about the side effects of your radiation therapy, and if treatment with an Accuray product is right for you, ask your doctor.