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    Side effects of whole brain radiation

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      I had targeted radiation to the left cerebellum part of my brain after successful removal of cancer. After about three weeks of the radiation I was able to go back to work with no side effects other than being a bit tired. However, two years after the surgery and radiation, symptoms began to occur that forced me to retire. That was one year ago and the symptoms have progressively become worse. Docs say it is because of the scarring due to the radiation. Symptoms depend on what area of the brain is affected by the surgery and radiation. .

      over 7 years ago
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      I have brain cancer and was recieveing radiation on part of my brain. my hair started falling on my 3rd week of treatment.During the 4th week I also started haveing the dry heaves and had to start some meds. to finish my treatment. I was also tired and have to lay back down after my kids went to school. this week right before thanksgiving I finished my radiation 2 years ago. this fall when the girls went back to school is the first that I have not had to go lay down. I am tired but I have made a big step that shows I am doing better. I do still have brain cancer at this time it has stayed stage 2. payers are with you on your journey!!

      over 7 years ago
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      My wife has a stage III tumor, and received 6 weeks of daily, focused radiation back in the spring. Her hair started falling out within a few weeks, first right around the targeted area, then all over. Now, 6-7 months later, it is about 99% all grown back. She is still exhausted all the time, and continues to experience some vision problems, which we believe are related to the radiation. We were told scar tissue develops at the targeted site, along with some swelling, which can cause a multitude of side effects depending on where in the brain it is.

      over 7 years ago
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