How long will it take to recover after radiosurgery for a malignant brain tumor?

Radiosurgery, either. Linac or gamma knife, is not commonly used for glioma, but is regularly used for metastatic lesions. The procedure usually takes a day, including frame fixing, mr to identify lesion(s), and tehn treatment delivery. But you walk out of the suite and go home. May feel some fatigue, head ache, nausea. No aftermath is common.

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Can you tell me about stereotactic radiosurgery for a brain tumor?

Certainly. Have you ever burned a leaf with a magnifying glass on a hot summer's day? That is how radiosurgery works. It focuses radiation from all different angles onto the tumor, making the dose of radiation to the tumor very high while making the dose of radiation to surrounding normal tissue very low. Radiosurgery is best for tumors with a low risk of spreading. Read more...

Has anyone done stereotactic radiosurgery for a brain tumor?

Yes. Stereotactic guidance for brain surgery is commonly performed. Similar guidance for radiation therapy is less available. Read more...
Yes. This is a common approach in many centers when there is one relatively small lesion (or sometimes a few localized lesions). Read more...

How long does it take for a malignant brain tumor to develop?

Actually`. Some believe that it takes only the time for a SINGLE CELL which has MUTATED (or produced by an abnormal strand of RNA/DNA to START tumor formation. As to how long it takes for SYMPTOMS to occur THAT depends upon the LOCATION of the TUMOR and whether it IRRITATES surrounding tissue ("produces" a siezure) Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...