Brain Tumor Treatment For The Elderly?
Tonight … I want to ask mamih, I am 94 years old because of a brain tumor … Can it be at an age that is already vulnerable to brain surgery? Or going to another alternative? Thank you
Hello, Adhy Haryanto, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
In determining therapy, doctors consider various things, for example:
1. Whether the choice of therapy will bring more benefits or difficulties to the patient.
2. The possibility of recovery if certain actions are taken (eg surgery).
3. Possible complications and risks that can occur if an action is taken.
These things are considered based on the patient's condition and the current severity of the disease. There are elderly who look healthy and fit, but often also already have a chronic disease that can result in decreased organ function. This will be one of the obstacles and things to think about before deciding to operate. The doctor will look at the patient's overall condition, including any accompanying diseases such as diabetes, heart problems, kidney conditions, lung conditions, etc. In addition, what needs to be considered is the possibility of healing the patient if surgery is performed. In addition to healing the disease, it is also necessary to look at the possibility of quality of life, for example the possibility of disability, treatment after surgery, the recovery process, etc.
So, talk about the patient's treatment options to the doctor who treats him directly because the doctor who understands the patient's condition and the severity of the disease.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.