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What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Radiation Therapy?

My son is having focused radiation on an area of his brain where he had a brain tumor 10 years ago. This is the second radiation he has had. He is 37. My question is what side effects he could have longterm. I did not want him to have this but the doctors thought some tissue had moved and felt it was a good option now.
Thu, 7 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Long term side effects of radiation include behavioural and neurocognitive dysfunction, memory loss etc.

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Long term side effects of radiation therapy are shoulder stiffness, difficulty swallowing and shortness of breath.
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What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Radiation Therapy?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Long term side effects of radiation include behavioural and neurocognitive dysfunction, memory loss etc. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.