What is Whole Brain Radiation?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Radiation Therapy

Whole brain radiation is a type of radiation therapy that delivers radiation to the entire brain. It may be used in combination with stereotactic radiosurgery and in some cases, it may also be used as a preventative measure in certain patients at risk of developing brain metastases.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Whole Brain Radiation

Side effect Patients
Alopecia 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Whole Brain Radiation.