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Potential Side Effects

The effects of brain radiation can vary depending on your tumor and the technique used to treat it.

  • Before treatment, your radiation oncologist will discuss any side effects — however rare — you may experience.
  • Possible side effects can include fatigue, change in appetite, headaches, visual changes, hair loss, skin irritation, nausea, vomiting and/or unsteadiness.

Some side effects can be treated with steroids or other medications. Talk to your doctor about any problems you experience.