• Preventative Brain Radiation?

    Asked by fulto11 on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

    Preventative Brain Radiation?

    We go today to get CT scan results...to make sure has not entered brain. First CT (before chemo) showed that it was not there. Just finished first round of chemo and will be given 10 days of brain radiation; due to tests can not pick up particles. After this will give another round of chemo due to small amount in bone and one lymph node in lung. Has anyone had "preventative"?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I did not have preventative, but My head was shot with it during treating for lymph nodes in my neck. That was 23 years ago, now they can be much more precise.

      I'm sure someone here will chime in that has had it. Good luck to you, wish you fast and easy treatments.


      over 4 years ago
    • fulto11's Avatar

      Thank you. Is it the same as "targeting" a spot versus the whole head? I am scared of asking wrong question...but is there a difference? Thank you, once again, and prayers be with you. Smile.

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Radiation does not prevent anything. It is often used to kill off a small number of cancer cells that may be present but not enough to show up on a scan. Radiation is highly targeted, but if scans do no show any cancer cells there is nothing to target more specific than the whole brain.

      over 4 years ago

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