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Brain Tumor


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The first option for the treatment and management of brain tumors involves surgery. This is used both to establish a diagnosis as well as for therapeutic benefit. If surgery is not possible or does not completely remove the tumor, radiation and chemotherapy may be used.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changes
Medications
Chemotherapy
Radiation
Other treatments
Surgery

References:

Brain tumor. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Updated May 28, 2013. Accessed June 4, 2013.

Brain tumor. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain . Accessed June 4, 2013.



Last reviewed May 2014 by Mohei Abouzied, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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