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As part of your personalized treatment plan, your team may recommend high-energy radiation to damage the DNA of cancer cells in the brain. This radiation therapy kills the cells, helping to shrink tumors and prevent future tumor growth.
All radiation for brain tumors is given with external beams, meaning the radiation is delivered from outside the body in a non-invasive procedure.
Henry Ford’s Department of Radiation Oncology is a leader in advanced radiation therapies for brain tumor treatment. These techniques deliver precise treatment to cancer cells in the brain while sparing surrounding healthy tissue.
Henry Ford radiation specialists have pioneered the development and improvement of many types of radiation therapy for brain tumors, including:
These treatments come with the potential for brain radiation side effects, which can vary between radiation therapy types. Our goal is to deliver the most effective radiation treatment while minimizing side effects. Your safety is also a top priority, both within the Department of Radiation Oncology and throughout the Henry Ford Health System.
Your Hermelin Brain Tumor Center team will review your treatment plan with you and discuss possible side effects before any brain cancer radiation therapy begins. We want you to make informed decisions about your care.
Your team of radiation specialists also works with you to make the design and delivery of treatment safe and effective. Team members include: