Facts About Brain Cancer

Treating Brain Cancer

The preferred treatment for brain cancer depends on many factors, including the type of tumor, its stage and location, and the patient’s overall health.
Because treatment plans can be complicated, it is advisable to consult and involve a number of physicians, including a neurologist, a doctor who diagnoses and treats conditions of the central nervous system (CNS); a neurosurgeon, a surgeon specializing in procedures involving the brain, spinal cord, and other components of the CNS; a radiation oncologist, a doctor who uses radiation to treat cancer; a medical oncologist, a physician who treats cancer with chemotherapy and other types of medication; and potentially – depending on the type of tumor – an endocrinologist, a doctor who treats diseases of the glands that produce and release hormones.
Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other approaches. These treatments often are used in combination with one another, with the timing and mix of therapies based on your specific circumstances.
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