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What are the side effects of radiation therapy for spinal cord tumors?

Side effects of radiation therapy are different for everybody. For most people, symptoms do not start right away, but may start after several treatments have been done. Common symptoms are tiredness, upset stomach and vomiting, skin irritation, and headache. Hair loss may occur. Children who undergo radiation therapy may experience problems in learning and motor development later on.

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Spinal Cord Tumors

Spinal Cord Tumors

The spinal cord functions as part of the body's central nervous system, sending information from the brain to the rest of the body. When a spinal cord tumor develops, it presses on the spinal cord and adjacent nerves, breaking the ...

e line of communication. Treatment of spinal cord tumors depend on the age, health of the patient and whether or not the spinal cord tumor is cancerous. Spinal surgery and radiation therapy are two options. Learn more about diagnosing and treating spinal cord tumors with expert advice from Sharecare.
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