Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat brain stem gliomas, particularly diffuse (spread out) tumors. A dose of radiation is administered to the tumor on a daily basis for about 6 weeks. Radiation therapy has been shown to be more effective in treating brain stem gliomas than chemotherapy with fewer side effects.
- Q Are seizures a symptom of a glioma or metastasis?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for brain cancer?
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- Q How can surgery treat brain cancer?
- Q What causes lymphangiomatosis?
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