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What symptoms derive from ionizing radiation to the head?

By Anonymous May 28, 2015 - 6:53am
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had an awful headache involving all my head. Subsequently I have had short -term memory loss.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for reaching out to us with your question.

Were you diagnosed with a brain tumor? Are you currently receiving radiation therapy?
Do you know if the treatment is limited to a portion of your skull, if so is it above the jaw bone or below?

Have you experienced short term memory loss prior to the radiation? Were you having headaches before the treatment?

Some people find that their brain tumor symptoms get worse for a while after starting radiotherapy treatment. Radiotherapy to the brain causes a short term swelling in the treatment area, which raises the pressure in the brain. It can make your symptoms worse for a time and can cause headaches, feeling sick, or seizures.

Anonymous, please speak with your radiation oncologist about your symptoms.

Best regards,

May 28, 2015 - 8:49am
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