Prophylactic cranial irradiation

What Kind of Doctor Do I Need? Slideshow

Medical Definition of Prophylactic cranial irradiation

Prophylactic cranial irradiation: Radiation therapy to the head that is intended to prevent cancer from spreading to the brain.


Subscribe to MedicineNet's General Health Newsletter

By clicking Submit, I agree to the MedicineNet's Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of MedicineNet's subscriptions at any time.

Reviewed on 1/24/2017

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors