Groundbreaking Study On Brain Cancer Treatment Reveals Negative Effects Of Radiosurgery On Memory, Speech And Thinking Skills Outweigh The Benefits

Cancer that spreads to the brain is usually treated with radiosurgery — highly focused radiation with a tool such as the Gamma Knife

  • That is followed by less intense radiation to the whole brain

  • Latter treatment can cause hair loss, dry mouth, fatigue and thinking problems

  • A study looked at 213 patients with one to three tumors in the brain to see whether the risks of whole brain radiation were worth its help in controlling cancer

  • Half of the patients had the usual radiosurgery and the rest had that followed by whole brain radiation

  • Three months later, 92 percent of patients who got both treatments had cognitive decline versus 64 percent of those given just radiosurgery

  • By Associated Press

    Published: 13:38 EDT, 31 May 2015 | Updated: 07:21 EDT, 1 June 2015

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    Groundbreaking Study On Brain Cancer Treatment Reveals Negative Effects Of Radiosurgery On Memory, Speech And Thinking Skills Outweigh The Benefits

    Source:Daily Mail

    Groundbreaking Study On Brain Cancer Treatment Reveals Negative Effects Of Radiosurgery On Memory, Speech And Thinking Skills Outweigh The Benefits

    Groundbreaking Study On Brain Cancer Treatment Reveals Negative Effects Of Radiosurgery On Memory, Speech And Thinking Skills Outweigh The Benefits

    Source:Reuters

    Groundbreaking Study On Brain Cancer Treatment Reveals Negative Effects Of Radiosurgery On Memory, Speech And Thinking Skills Outweigh The Benefits