Brain Toxicity

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Since lung cancer generally has a high, stage- and histology-dependent propensity for brain metastases, many patients receive prophylactic or therapeutic radiotherapy to the brain and are therefore at risk for developing acute, subacute or chronic side effects. Certain types of systemic treatment might also cause brain toxicity. In this chapter the different types of toxicity, the pathogenesis and emerging prevention and treatment strategies are reviewed.


Brain Metastasis Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Central Nervous System Radiotherapy 
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  1. 1.Department of Oncology and Palliative MedicineNordland HospitalBodøNorway

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