Side effects of SRS

Some people have little or no side effects from radiosurgery. Others may have side effects that are usually due to brain edema (swelling) caused by the radiation.

These include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

In addition, hair loss in the treated area can be seen two to three weeks following the procedure. However, it is not permanent and regrowth usually begins in three to four months. The scalp may also become temporarily irritated.

It is important to note that the information presented here is basic. If you have any questions about side effects, please contact our clinical oncologist.

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