Prophylactic radiotherapy

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Has anyone had prophylactic radiotherapy on the brain ? I have small cell lung cancer and have responded well to treatment and my consultant told me he wants me to have this. I have read about it and feel unsure. Just want to hear other people's experience 

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  • Hi S1966

    I would like to hear your experience, I am at this stage and I am nervous