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Treatments for Brain Tumors
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The first option for the treatment and management of brain tumors involves surgery. This is used both to establish a diagnosis as well as for therapeutic benefit. If surgery is not possible or does not completely remove the tumor, radiation and chemotherapy may be used.
Treatment involves the following:Lifestyle changesMedicationsChemotherapyRadiationOther treatmentsSurgery
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Brain tumor. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/brain. Accessed June 4, 2013.
- Reviewer: Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
- Review Date: 05/2015
- Update Date: 05/20/2015