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is weight loss normal after radiation treatment for brain cancer

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Many: Some of the more common side effects from radiation is hair loss, nausea, vomiting, weakness, fatigue, weight loss. It is usually well tolerated alth ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Lawenda
24 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Radiation can cause a variety of side effects and complications when treating the brain. These depend on the dose, areas of the brain treated, cancer ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not sure.: It really depends on what type of brain cancer it is (glioblastoma, low-grade glioma, or spread of some other type of cancer to the brain). Without k ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
ABTA: I understand this is very stressful. There are many patient support groups out there which may help; contact the american brain tumor association. A ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Malgnant brain: Tumors are called glioblastoma. Those lesser than that commonly have astroglial origins. Your neurosurgeon should suggest 2 oncologists: a radiation ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: No she should not, she may have respiratory tract infection need to see her doctor possible antibiotics and cough syrup.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Depends on the type: Depending on the type of brain tumor your are considering the answer is yes. Low grade tumors are very slow growing and may be silent for many years.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
33 years experience Radiation Oncology
Same as before tx: If symptoms get worse it usually is the same ones that took the patient to the doctor or emergency room. Generally the cancer grows back in the same ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
As many as needed: There is no single answer, dose and duration depends type of chemo therapeutic agent and type of tumor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Most likely: Grade 4 tumors in the brain may be slowed down after removal by using chemotherapy and radiation. However, these are not curative. Stage 4 brain can ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Noga
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to say: I think you must be guided by what his doctors discuss with you. They know the specific type of tumor and its location and will be better to advise yo ... Read More
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