What are Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies? List from Cancer Survivors

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Brain Cancer Radiation Therapies

What Brain Cancer Survivors said about their Radiation Therapies.

5940cg craniospinal radiation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. New York, NY. 33 treatments. Start date: 02/14/96. End date: 03/30/96.
11/06-12/06 tolerated radiation and low dose of temodar quite well until the 4th week, then he became extremely fatigued.
DATES: Jan06 - Mar06 Side Effects: Hair loss, metalic taste when receiving radition, nausea, sensitivity to sun
33 sessions targeted computerized radiation with mask began September, 2006 Side effects: extreme fatigue, partial loss of hair, dry itchy scalp, burned scalp
6-08 IMRT, It made me tired!
every 5 days then off for two days for a period of 3 weeks. Loss of hair and VERY tired afterwards
i had radiation of the brain and spine -> Damaged hair follicles, burnt skin, swelling. Chemotherapy and Chemo boosts -> foot drop, blood damaged
30 treatments in March/April 09 with headaches, loss of appetite, increased thirst, feeling of being hot
6 weeks completed 1-19-09
right now 10 rounds on the one left in my brain, and the spots that the other 2 was removed from
Mom had radiation - only hair loss. Dad had radiation - trouble swallowing.
radiation daily for 6 weeks. started with just burns on my head. get the blue light special during radiation. hair started falling out this weekend (9/26)
August and September 2007, Hair loss at site, nausea, redness and burning at site. August 2009, Minimal Side Effects
Microradiosurgery done in Singapore. Given 30 Gys in 10 fractions. Started on April 15, 2009. Hair loss in some places.
6 weeks of Radiation. finished last treatment 6-28-2011
5 minutes of radiation on my brain. February 2,2010
Alot of skin burning and pain associated with that.
started 9/13/2010-weekdays, mostly tiredness
Just started radiation on 1/3/2011 Completed Radiation on 2/17/2011
Radiation - 6 weeks ends August 24th
42 days of radiation. Lost my hair, fatique, nausea, headaches.
Started radiation November 9, 2011 -6 week course - to early to see much reactions as yet
1/12/12 - begin daily radiation for 6-7 weeks.
I started radiation therapy in late February 2010 and finished my six weeks of treatment in the beginning of April 2010. It made me incredibly weak and tired. I was also having a LOT of seizures during this time and they made the lethargy worse. My hair fell out where the radiation was focused. I could have sported an awesome mohawk but with my hair down or covered by a scarf people claimed they didn't notice. Two years later I'm still missing hair on the left side of my head. No ponytails for me but I'm getting laser hair growth treatments for free from my hairdresser. I also lost part of my left eyebrow but people say they don't notice it. (I think people lie to make me feel better about all of it.) Parts of my head felt hot and dry. The left side of my head still feels dry and itchy sometimes. I started losing hearing in my left ear in the summer of 2011. I can still hear from it. I'm not totally deaf, but when allergies are bad or I have a cold I hear like I have my finger stuck in my ear.
Picking neuro-oncology now
IMRT began July 22, finished 30/30 treatments August 30, 2013. Hair loss, problems with eye focus, bad leg and feet cramps at night, face tics, tiredness.
February-April 2013 lost hair, sore throat, skin burns
Starting 1/21/13
Radiation therapy from 04/06/2013 to 05/20/2013. I really did not have many side effects.
brain damage, vision change and partial hearling loss
in midst of this now, won't know side effects for months afterwards, but believing in God that there will not be any!
IMRT - 7/18/16 - 8/25/16
Nausea, Vomiting, Fever, Chills
Radiation - 12/2009 - 2/2010. Very emotionally draining. Once got back from treatment had to take a nap.
slured speach dizziness and delirium
LINAC 6 WEEKS
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