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Surgical Procedures for Brain Tumors

  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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Surgical Procedures for Brain Tumors

Surgery is done to remove a tumor. This can lead to a cure for some types of tumors, but not others.

Taking out some of the tumor may help ease pressure on other structures. It may also improve outcomes of other treatments a person may need.

Tissue from the surgery will be looked at in a lab to find out the type of tumor a person has. More studies may also be done to classify the tumor, guide treatment, and find out more about a person's health outlook.


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  • Rimas Lukas, MD
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