When your treatment is complete, the head frame will be removed. Some patients experience a mild headache or minor swelling where the head frame was attached, but most report no problems. Your doctor will advise you whether or not he wants you to stay overnight for observation or if you can go home immediately. Either way, you should be able to return to your normal routines in a day or so.
The effects of your treatment will occur over time. Radiation treatments are designed to stop the growth of tumors or dysfunctional tissue, which means that the effect will be seen over a period of weeks or months.
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