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Can brain cancer be treated?
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Yes
Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (wbxrt or focal therapies such as gamma knife or cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies.
Other cancers that have metastasized (spread) to the brain may also be treated. The prognosis and specific treatment depends on many factors and should be individualized to the patient with a multi-disciplinary team approach.

In brief: Yes
Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (wbxrt or focal therapies such as gamma knife or cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies.
Other cancers that have metastasized (spread) to the brain may also be treated. The prognosis and specific treatment depends on many factors and should be individualized to the patient with a multi-disciplinary team approach.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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In brief: Yes
Surgery is critical to both diagnose, but also debulk and/or excise.
Irradiation and steroids are often used, and chemotherapy may be successful. Some benign tumors such as meningiomas can be removed totally with great and permanent success.

In brief: Yes
Surgery is critical to both diagnose, but also debulk and/or excise.
Irradiation and steroids are often used, and chemotherapy may be successful. Some benign tumors such as meningiomas can be removed totally with great and permanent success.
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