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Treatments For Brain Tumors: Video

Joseffer Scrubs SmallSeth Joseffer MD, FACS

There is no question that the diagnosis of a brain tumor is a traumatic event. Nevertheless, treatment options for Brain Tumors continue to advance, and new research will undoubtedly lead us to further improvements.

In this video, Dr Joseffer talks about the available treatments.

There are three main types of treatment for brain tumors:

  1. Surgery: With surgery, all or part of the tumor can be removed. Whether it can be removed completely depends on its location. A tumor can often be removed safely provided the following two criteria exist. First, the tumor has not grown around critical structures, such as the arteries supplying blood to the brain. Second, has not infiltrated into areas of the brain that are important for functions such as speech or movement.
  2. Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy involves using a machine that directs a beam of radiation or destructive energy at the tumor, which damages the tumor causing it to shrink or to stop growing.
  3. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves the use of medications that can cause the tumor to shrink. There are many types of chemotherapy. Newer treatments actually use the body’s own immune system or hormonal system to shrink tumors with better results and less side effects than people experienced with some of the older treatments.
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