Treatment may damage healthy cells and tissues, unwanted side effects are common. These side effects depend on many factors, including the location of the tumor and the type and extent of the treatment. Side effects may not be the same for each person, and they may even change from one treatment session to the next. Some of the common side effects are:
Tiredness or weakness.
Edema due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.
Vomiting and nausea
Hair loss occurs after the treatment.
Some people develop a skin reaction; similar to sunburn sometimes the treated area becomes red and sore or itchy.
Anemia and breathlessness are common symptoms of chemotherapy.
Brain surgery damages normal tissues and the patient may have problem thinking, speaking and seeking normally.