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Brain Cancer (cont.)

Brain Cancer Treatment

Treatment for brain cancer should be individualized for each patient. Treatment regimens are based on the patient's age and general health status as well as the size, location, type, and grade of the tumor. In most cases of brain cancer, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the main types of treatment. Often, more than one treatment type is used. The treatment types are further described below.

The patient, family, and friends will have many questions about the tumor, the treatment, how treatment will affect the person, and the person's long-term outlook (prognosis). Members of the person's health-care team are the best source of this information. Don't hesitate to ask them any questions.

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The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Brain Cancer:

Brain Cancer - Symptoms

The symptoms of brain cancer can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Brain Cancer - Prognosis

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Metastasis to the brain is the most feared complication of systemic cancer and the most common intracranial tumor in adults.

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