Whole brain radiation therapy

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Whole brain radiation therapy

by Grannynls on Sat Jan 19, 2019 09:33 PM

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My lung cancer has metastisized to my brain and I will be starting whole brain radiation in 2 days, followed by immunotherapy called Tecenpriq.  Has anyone been through whole brain radiation who can give me time frames of what to expect

RE: Whole brain radiation therapy

by Qz889l on Sun Jan 20, 2019 03:28 AM

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No experience, but there can be long term issues. You should inquire about hippocampal sparing WBR treatment.

You must have many mets, otherwise they should have suggested Gamma Knife (another technique).

Here's some info about protecting yourself:

https://ro-journal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1748-7

RE: Whole brain radiation therapy

by Grannynls on Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:42 PM

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Yes, too many lesions for targeted and doctor thinks there may be mre which just are showing up on the scans.  I'm getting only half the normal treatments to minimize effecs then will scan and see if gamma knife is required.  .

Thank you for the data

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