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Brain radiotherapy side effects

Find out about how radiotherapy treatment to the brain might affect you and how you can cope with the side effects.

Brain radiotherapy and tiredness

Radiotherapy to the brain can make you feel very tired during and after treatment.

Brain radiotherapy and hair loss

Radiotherapy to the head will cause some hair loss. The hair normally grows back once the treatment ends but might be different to how it was before.

Brain radiotherapy and sickness

Feeling sick is a common side effect of radiotherapy treatment to the brain. You might feel sick during and after treatment.

Brain radiotherapy and worsening symptoms

Sometimes brain tumour symptoms get worse for a while after starting radiotherapy treatment.

Last reviewed: 
30 Apr 2016

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