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:
American Brain Tumor Association website. Available at: http://hope.abta.org/site/PageServer .
Brain Tumor Society website. Available at: http://www.tbts.org/ .
Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation website. Available at: http://www.childhoodbraintumor.org/ .
National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .
National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed February 2009 by ]]> Rimas Lukas, MD]]>
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