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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for melanoma?

I have a friend with melanoma cancer. It started on her scalp, went to lungs and now is in the brain. She has been on keytruda infusions since last Aug. They are recommending radiation as a treatment that may prolong her life for 6 more months.?? What might be her side effects and would this be a valid recommendation. She is 80 yrs old.
Wed, 6 Jun 2018
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With brain radiation, she can have behavioural changes and neuro cognitive dysfunction. However, still it is advisable.

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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for melanoma?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. With brain radiation, she can have behavioural changes and neuro cognitive dysfunction. However, still it is advisable. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.