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Table 5 Side Effects of Radiation Therapy in 67 Patients

From: Radiotherapy may improve overall survival of patients with T3/T4 transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis or ureter and delay bladder tumour relapse

Side Effect RTOG grade (n)
  1 2 3 4
Gastrointestinal     
Anorexia 34(50.7%) 2(3.0%) 2(3.0%) 0
Vomiting 19(28.4%) 3(4.5%) 0 0
Diarrhea 18(26.9%) 4(6.0%) 0 0
Bladder     
Spasms 35(52.2%) 4(6.0%) 2(3.0%) 0
Bone marrow     
WBC 23(34.3%) 10(14.9%) 2(3.0%) 0
Platelets 17(25.4%) 8(11.9%) 5(7.5%) 0
Hemoglobin 12(17.9%) 6(9.0%) 2(3.0%) 0
  1. RTOG: Radiation Therapeutic Oncology Group; WBC: White Blood Counts.