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.
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