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Treatments for Adult Brain Tumor

Overview

A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells in the brain. Brain tumors can be either malignant (cancerous) or benign (unlikely to spread). However, there is a limited amount of space in the skull. Therefore, any brain tumor-even one that is beMore »

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Treatments for Adult Brain Tumor

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Tests

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A brain positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to see how your brain is functioning. The scan captures images of the activit...  More »
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Functional MRI of Brain
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Neurological Examination
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More »
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More »
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An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain. Brain cells communicate with each other through electrical impulses, ...  More »
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Magnetoencephalography
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Cerebral angiography is a diagnostic test that can help your doctor find blockages in the blood vessels of your head and neck. These blockages can lead to a stroke ...  More »
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More »
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More »
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An arteriogram is a procedure that produces an image of your arteries. Your doctor will use dye (called contrast material) and X-rays to observe the flow of blood t...  More »
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What is a Biopsy? | Overview

In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illne...  More »
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More »
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If you or someone you love has suffered from a blood clot, stroke, heart disease, or similar health problem, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance angiogra...  More »
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More »
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A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that allows doctors to check for disease in your body. The scan uses radioactive tracers in a special d...  More »
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Brain Biopsy
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Stereotactic Biopsy of Brain
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The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a blood sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced during...  More »
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The quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) blood test measures the level of hCG hormone present in a blood sample. HCG is a hormone that is produced during...  More »
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear liquid that cushions and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It delivers nutrients and carries away waste. This fluid is conti...  More »
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Medical Procedures

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Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It is usually used for cancer, as cancer cells grow ...  More »
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Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses concentrated radiation beams to kill cancer cells. The most common type of radiation therapy is external beam radi...  More »
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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More »
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Sometimes, surgery is not possible to treat a disease due to the location of the problem or the poor health of the patient. Brain tumors, blood vessel issues, and s...  More »
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Surgical Procedures

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Surgical Removal of Tumor
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Debulking of Brain Tumor
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Craniotomy
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Microsurgery
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Craniectomy with excision of brain tumor
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Prescribed Medications

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CARMUSTINE, BCNU (kar MUS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat bra...  More »
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions tre...  More »
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LOMUSTINE (loe MUS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat brain tumo...  More »
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PHENYTOIN (FEN i toyn) is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy. It is also used to prevent seizures during or after surgery.  More »
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CARBAMAZEPINE (kar ba MAZ e peen) is used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. It is not...  More »
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More »
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VALPROIC ACID (val PROE ik AS id) is used to treat certain types of seizures in patients with epilepsy.  More »
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MANNITOL (MAN i tawl) is a diuretic. It is used to reduce pressure and swelling around the brain and in the eyes. It is also used to prevent or treat kidney failure...  More »
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common ...  More »
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DEXAMETHASONE (dex a METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated incl...  More »
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