What are the treatment options for a brain tumor?

Brain tumors treatment options can vary from chemotherapy to radiation to surgery or some combination of the three. Several drug treatments may be used. Whether a brain tumor is benign or malignant will not always matter with a surgical treatment. The goal is to get as much of the tumor removed as possible before it can do even more damage to other vital parts of the brain. If a brain tumor is cancerous, chemotherapy and/or radiation may be used to kill cancerous cells. Some tumors may not be operable depending on size and location, but treatment may still be used to alleviate the symptoms the brain tumor is causing.

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