Brain Cancer (cont.)
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What Is the Prognosis for Brain Cancer? What Is the Life Expectancy for Someone With Brain Cancer?
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The major factor(s) that influence brain cancer survival is related to the following: the type of cancer, its location, whether it can be surgically removed or reduced, and the age and overall health status of the patient.
Despite seemingly dismal chances of long-term survival, these chances are clearly greater with treatment than without. Treatment options and best-estimated prognosis should be discussed with the patient's cancer team.
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