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@nab

Happy new year to everyone. I have metastatic breast cancer and we have discovered brain tumours and spots all over the brain. My oncologist says that I will probably need whole brain radiation. Has anyone undergone this? What is there to expect and what are the side effects?

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Welcome to Connect, @nab. You may have noticed that I moved your message to this existing topic about whole brain radiation therapy (WBR) for metastatic breast cancer in the Breast Cancer group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/breast-cancer/).

If you click VIEW & REPLY you can scroll through past messages where members like @karenatmayo @cshaf19 @wendeth and @maricia share their experiences. Additionally, @karen43 and @lady1lake have talked about WBR for metastasized lung cancer in this discussion https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/small-cell-lung-cancer-1/?pg=6#comment-263340)

Nab, when will you be starting whole bring radiation?

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