Long-Term Cerebral Side-Effects of Total Body Irradiation and Quality of Life

  • M. Peper
  • P. Schraube
  • B. Kimmig
  • C. Wagensommer
  • M. Wannenmacher
  • R. Haas
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 130)


Total body irradiation (TBI) in preparation for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a routine treatment for malignant hematological disorders. With increasing survival rates the evaluation of long-term side effects and the patient’s quality of life has become an important issue. However, long-term neurological and psychological side effects of BMT combined with TBI have not yet been evaluated in adults. In the following sections some introductory remarks on psychological assessment in research on radiotherapy will be made.


Small Cell Lung Cancer Total Body Irradiation Emotional Symptom Health Complaint Childhood Leukaemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Peper
    • 1
  • P. Schraube
    • 1
  • B. Kimmig
    • 1
  • C. Wagensommer
    • 2
  • M. Wannenmacher
    • 1
  • R. Haas
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine VUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany

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