Radiation exposure

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What is radiation exposure?

Exposure to small amounts of radiation over a long time raises the risk of cancer. It can also cause genetic mutations. Exposure to large amounts of radiation over a short period, such as from a radiation emergency, can cause burns or radiation sickness.

Common symptoms reported by people with radiation exposure

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with radiation exposure

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
radiation exposure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with radiation exposure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with radiation exposure

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for radiation exposure (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
radiation exposure (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with radiation exposure, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has radiation exposure on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 1
60s 5
70+ 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 7
Female 10

These charts show data from radiation exposure patients who have completed their condition history
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