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What percentage of people live through a brain tumor that cannot be operated on?

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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
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The need for surgery depends on the tumor type, tumor location, size, the age of the patient, and the severity of symptoms caused by the tumor. There are many slow growing brain tumors which can be simply observed or treated only with radiation therapy.
Not all brain tumors require surgery, but the majority of symptomatic, diagnosed brain tumors do eventually require some form of treatment.

In brief: Complex question

The need for surgery depends on the tumor type, tumor location, size, the age of the patient, and the severity of symptoms caused by the tumor. There are many slow growing brain tumors which can be simply observed or treated only with radiation therapy.
Not all brain tumors require surgery, but the majority of symptomatic, diagnosed brain tumors do eventually require some form of treatment.
Dr. Reza Karimi
Dr. Reza Karimi
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Dr. Henry Friedman
Pediatrics
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Although in general patients whose brain tumors can be totally removed do better than those in whom the tumor can only be partially removed or just biopsied, this is not true of all tumors.
This is a discussion that should be had with your doctors, especially a neurosurgen experienced in the treatment of brain tumors.

In brief: No one answer

Although in general patients whose brain tumors can be totally removed do better than those in whom the tumor can only be partially removed or just biopsied, this is not true of all tumors.
This is a discussion that should be had with your doctors, especially a neurosurgen experienced in the treatment of brain tumors.
Dr. Henry Friedman
Dr. Henry Friedman
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