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Brain Tumor Treatments

Several different treatments for a brain tumor are available. These include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. What your healthcare provider recommends will depend upon the type of brain cancer, the size and location of the tumor, the tumor grade, and your general health.
 
Specialists who treat brain cancer include:
 
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neurooncologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists.
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You may find it helpful to get a second opinion when discussing your treatment options. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, some insurance companies require it.
 
(Click Brain Cancer Treatment for a more detailed look at this topic, including possible side effects of each approach, the role of supportive care, and clinical trials.)
 

Brain Tumor Treatments

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