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 What is brain cancer?
- Q Why are glioblastomas difficult to treat?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my brain cancer symptoms?
- Q What causes lymphangiomatosis?
- Q What kinds of rehabilitation might I need after brain cancer treatment?
- Q How are brain stem gliomas treated in people with neurofibromatosis?