Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors
External Beam Radiation Therapy
|Radiation of a Tumor|
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When to Contact Your Doctor
- Experience any change in mental abilities, coordination, or physical abilities such as vision or alertness
- Develop any other side effects from the treatment
- Develop new or unusual symptoms
- Have red, blistered, or swollen skin
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Radiation therapy. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/treating-lung-cancer/how-is-lung-cancer-treated/radiation-therapy.html. Accessed June 4, 2013.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/28/2014 -
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