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I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies.
They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.

In brief: Depends

There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies.
They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor.
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
If you have not done it already, make sure your child gets referred to a good pediatric oncology group. They usually have a team of doctors and other professionals that provide coordinated care and education to patients and their parents about their condition.
Dr. Douglas Clark
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment depends on

As a general pediatrician, i would defer entirely to the recommendations of pediatric neurosurgeons and oncologists.

In brief: Treatment depends on

As a general pediatrician, i would defer entirely to the recommendations of pediatric neurosurgeons and oncologists.
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: See NCI site...

For a good overview of childhood brain tumors (and all other types of pediatric and adult cancer), the national cancer institute provides an excellent resource for patients and health professionals.
See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childbrain/patient.

In brief: See NCI site...

For a good overview of childhood brain tumors (and all other types of pediatric and adult cancer), the national cancer institute provides an excellent resource for patients and health professionals.
See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/childbrain/patient.
Dr. Scott Diede
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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: It depends

There are many types of childhood brain tumors.
Some are very aggressive, but many are not. Treatment usually involves some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and perhaps radiation therapy. The role of each depends on the specific tumor type. Having the patient treated by an oncologist or neurologist with experience in childhood brain tumors is an important step in understanding your options.

In brief: It depends

There are many types of childhood brain tumors.
Some are very aggressive, but many are not. Treatment usually involves some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and perhaps radiation therapy. The role of each depends on the specific tumor type. Having the patient treated by an oncologist or neurologist with experience in childhood brain tumors is an important step in understanding your options.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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