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Suffering from multiple myeloma. What are the side effects of full brain radiation?

My husband has 8 very minute tumors which could either be melanoma or plasmacytoma . Radiation is indicated He has had cancer off and on for the past 13 years presently dealing with multiple myeloma . Question what side effects do we expect from the full brain radiation. There is no further chemo indicated. the last offering is the radiation.
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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brain metastases are treated with whole brain radiation. side effects are nausea vomitting dizziness in first few days. increased chance of catch infection as patient is put on steroids. delayed effects are neurocognitive dysfunction. alopacia is a consecuence. it depends on radiation technique. tomotherapy may spare this effect.take care.
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