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Edge knife radiation of brain

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I am scheduled for the imaging and planning of upcoming Edge Knife radiation to my brain. I had one mass, large at 4.2cm. I won’t know how many sessions until next week, but so far they think around five. I am about four weeks from the resection. It was in the occipital and parietal lobe area, so the upper back part of my head. What are some things I can do to prepare for this? How long should I anticipate side effects?

Many thanks

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  • moth
    moth Member Posts: 3,293
    edited May 2022
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    Hi waves2stars, I think you might want to post this on the brain mets thread. This forum is more early stage & I don't know if people from the stage 4 forums come here often. The brain mets peeps will likely know about this procedure...

  • waves2stars
    waves2stars Member Posts: 142
    edited May 2022
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    Thanks, Moth. I wasn’t sure if I ought to post there because the MO hasn’t definitively decided if it’s breast or lung cancer, yet. I’m getting radiation either way.

  • moth
    moth Member Posts: 3,293
    edited May 2022
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    I'd argue brain mets are brain mets, regardless of what you learn about the primary.

    This forum is more about breast radiation. The brain mets sisters will be more helpful I think