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Is it possible to have radiation for metastatic brain tumors?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Radiation is very important in cancer that has spread to the brain and is very effective in helping to treat this problem either in the form of whole brain radiation, radiosurgery or both.

In brief: Yes

Radiation is very important in cancer that has spread to the brain and is very effective in helping to treat this problem either in the form of whole brain radiation, radiosurgery or both.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Sumita Bhatia
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Radiation is the main treatment for brain metastasis because many chemotherapy agents do not cross the blood brain barrier.
Radiation has shown a survival and quality of life improvement in patients who have brain metastasis.

In brief: Yes

Radiation is the main treatment for brain metastasis because many chemotherapy agents do not cross the blood brain barrier.
Radiation has shown a survival and quality of life improvement in patients who have brain metastasis.
Dr. Sumita Bhatia
Dr. Sumita Bhatia
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Indicated

Most patients with metastatic cancers to brain benefit from radiotherapy.
It reduces swelling, the mass itself, and symptoms caused by pressure in critical areas. There are special circumstances to use surgery or focused single very high dose radiotherapy for one or very few brain lesions.

In brief: Indicated

Most patients with metastatic cancers to brain benefit from radiotherapy.
It reduces swelling, the mass itself, and symptoms caused by pressure in critical areas. There are special circumstances to use surgery or focused single very high dose radiotherapy for one or very few brain lesions.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

It is actually one of the preferred treatments, depending on the number of brain mets, location, type of cancer, treatments can vary from external beam radiation, radiosurgery, surgery or a combination of above.
Blood brain barrier does not lend itself well to use of chemotherapy other than rare types of cancers like lymphomas.

In brief: Yes

It is actually one of the preferred treatments, depending on the number of brain mets, location, type of cancer, treatments can vary from external beam radiation, radiosurgery, surgery or a combination of above.
Blood brain barrier does not lend itself well to use of chemotherapy other than rare types of cancers like lymphomas.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

Metastatic tumors to the brain are often treated using radiation.
It can be whole brain radiation to modest dose, or radiosurgery to deliver very focused high dose radiation.

In brief: Yes

Metastatic tumors to the brain are often treated using radiation.
It can be whole brain radiation to modest dose, or radiosurgery to deliver very focused high dose radiation.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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