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Radiation to the brain: What you should know  
Abstract:  This handout describes the most common side effects from radiation to the brain, what to do to treat or cope with them, and when to call the doctor or nurse. Side effects include skin reactions, hair loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, earaches, headaches and other neurological symptoms. A short section on taking steroid medicines to treat these symptoms is included.
Author: Radiation Oncology
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2008, March 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Radiation Oncology; 7SE (Gyn-Oncology, Heme Oncology, Radiation Oncology)
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Cancer
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Radiation Therapy; Radiation; Brain Tumors; Brain Cancer; Brain
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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