Brain Prophylactic Radiation for lung cancer
Small-Cell lung cancer often spreads to the brain. Sometimes people with
Small-Cell Lung Cancer that is responding well to treatment are treated with
radiation therapy to the head to treat very early spread to the brain (called
micrometastasis) that is not yet detectable with CT or MRI scans and has not yet
produced symptoms. Brain radiation therapy can cause short-term memory problems,
fatigue, nausea and other side effects.