A 53-year-old member asked:
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Supposing I have to have a brain tumor removed, will they have to shave my whole head?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
No: These days most neurosurgeons shave very little; only in the area of the incision, and in some places they clip the hair but don't shave it. Talk this over with your neurosurgeon in advance.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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