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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