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Side Effect: Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema)

What is Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema)?

What does Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema) look like?

Who gets Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema)?

Brain swelling can be caused by many factors including:

How to prevent Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema)

How to treat Brain swelling (Cerebral Edema)

Treatment of brain swelling in patients with cancer may include:


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Created: May 3, 2024 Updated: May 3, 2024