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- Question: My sister has been undergoing 30 weeks of IMRT radiation treatment for a GBM brain tumor. Her forehead started to turn red after the first few weeks. Now that she is just about finished with her treatment, the skin on her forehead has a blackish, charred color. She was fair skinned before the treatments. Is it normal for her skin to darken and look charred?
You are describing a radiation burn. The radiation oncologist can and
should prescribe special creams to help the healing process. More info in
Chapter 17. See www.survivingbraincancer.com and on virtualtrials website