Treatment decisions should be made after you have learned all you can about brain tumour diagnosis, prognosis, and available treatment options.
This can take time, depending on the type of brain tumour you have.
Not all brain tumours are treated the same way. Your health care team will suggest the best possible plan for you based on the type of brain tumour, size, location and considering factors such as your age and general health.
A variety of therapies are used to treat brain tumours.
Three standard treatments exist for primary malignant brain tumours:
- Radiation therapy
For some low-grade brain tumours, a wait-and-see approach may be suggested to monitor any changes in the tumour and/or if symptoms are not bothersome, or surgery will be suggested if the tumour is operable.