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Can radiation therapy cause a temporary increase in BP ?

Can radiation therapy cause a temporary increase in BP ? I was diagnosed w/DCIS, had a lumpectomy and now just started radiation..My BP has always been very good/normal. 105/65 --107/70. now it is at 138/85 and sometimes a little higher. could it just be the stress of surviving this recent cancer scare ? Any comments would help. Thanks- Erin
Thu, 19 May 2011
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Hello and welcome to healthcare forum.
Radiation does not such side effect like rise in blood pressure.
The other possibility you are thinking that it can be associated with stress of such major disease and surgery suppose to be a cause.
Just have patience, take healthy diet and proper rest, and continue your radiotherapy sessions.
Best of luck.
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