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Is it true that primary brain tumors are easier to treat than metastatic brain tumors?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Brain cancer

1. Primary brain tumors such as low grade gliomas or oligodendrgliomas or astrocytomas and esp meningiomas after surgery have good prognosis.
In contrast gbms or high grade gliomas still require debulking surgery, chemorad and chemo but have very high risk of relapse and low survival. 2. Metastatic brain lesions carry poor prognosis unless solitary where it can be resected and have better outlook.

In brief: Brain cancer

1. Primary brain tumors such as low grade gliomas or oligodendrgliomas or astrocytomas and esp meningiomas after surgery have good prognosis.
In contrast gbms or high grade gliomas still require debulking surgery, chemorad and chemo but have very high risk of relapse and low survival. 2. Metastatic brain lesions carry poor prognosis unless solitary where it can be resected and have better outlook.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Maybe

Some primary brain tumors, if complete removed, may be curable.
Brain metastasis, though sometimes resectable, are an indication of an incurable cancer that originated elsewhere that will likely recur or continue to grow, regardless of the brain involvement.

In brief: Maybe

Some primary brain tumors, if complete removed, may be curable.
Brain metastasis, though sometimes resectable, are an indication of an incurable cancer that originated elsewhere that will likely recur or continue to grow, regardless of the brain involvement.
Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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