Brain Cancer (Neurological Cancers)
- Q What treatments are available for ependymal tumors?
Often, surgery alone is sufficient treatment for ependymoma, but specific treatment is based on each individual case. If the tumor cannot be completely removed with surgery, radiation therapy might follow the surgery. If the tumor comes back, additional... Full Answer
- Q What is an ependymal tumor?
The brain and spinal cord have areas that are filled with fluid. This fluid is used for protection and absorbs the shocks caused when people move about during their daily lives. Tumors called ependymomas occasionally form on the lining of these... Full Answer
- Q How can radiation treat brain cancer?
Radiation is a common treatment for brain cancer. People with malignant brain tumors may need several weeks of radiation treatments to reduce the size of their tumors, or to kill cancer cells that were not removed during surgery. If your surgeon can't... Full Answer