How To Treat Brain Tumors Without Surgery In Teens?
Good afternoon, my sister is 13 years old, my sister has a tumor in the brain, is it mandatory surgery? Is there any other way besides surgery. For the type of tumor not yet known because there has not been an MRI scan done. Thank you
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To be able to find out the best therapy for brain tumors, of course, it must be known in advance the type of brain tumor, whether the tumor is indeed derived from brain tissue or comes from another place (metastasis). In addition, it is also necessary to know the size of the tumor and the location of the tumor.
Most brain tumors originating from brain tissue (primary tumors) will require surgery to remove the tumor. However, it must be clearly known in advance the location of the tumor, whether the tumor is in an accessible place, whether there is an attachment to the surrounding tissue, whether its location is close to sensitive parts of the brain. All of this must be considered before the doctor can decide whether the tumor needs surgery or not.
In addition to surgery, other therapies that can be recommended are radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy. These therapies can be done alone (only 1 type of therapy is done), can also be combined. Once again, the choice of therapy is very dependent on the type of brain tumor and also the size and location of the tumor. Therefore it would be better if you ask directly to the doctor who treats your sister to know clearly the therapies that can be done for your sister. The doctor will certainly suggest doing a preliminary examination first, doing the examination according to the advice of the doctor who examined your younger sibling.
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