Whole Brain Radiation

Specialists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center offer whole brain radiation for patients who need it.


Many tumor or cancer types can spread to the brain, the most common being lung cancer, breast cancer, melanoma, kidney cancer and bladder cancer.
Tumors that have spread to the brain are known as brain metastases. Metastases may be discovered before or after they cause symptoms. A CT scan or an MRI are the tests most frequently used to diagnose brain metastases.

Who is it for?

Whole brain radiation is frequently prescribed for patients with brain metastases to stop the spread of tumors. This treatment uses radiation to treat brain tumors and any area that are presumed to have tumor. Typically patients are treated everyday over the course of 10-15 days.