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Ependymoma Treatment

Options for Ependymoma Treatment

Depending on the type and extent of ependymoma, patients may have:
In addition, patients may have ependymoma treatment:
  • To control pain and other symptoms of the cancer
  • To relieve the side effects of therapy
  • To ease emotional problems.
This kind of treatment is called symptom management, supportive care, or palliative care.
(Click Ependymoma Treatment by Type for more information about the various ependymoma treatment options.)

Clinical Trials for New Ependymoma Treatment

Before starting ependymoma treatment, patients may want to consider taking part in a clinical trial. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with ependymoma. When clinical trials show that a new ependymoma treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new ependymoma treatment may become the standard treatment.
(Click Brain Cancer Treatment for more information about ependymoma treatment methods.)
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