Brain Tumor Diagnosis & Treatment | AMO Oncology Centre

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Brain cancer Treatment
Brain cancer

There are primary brain cancer and metastatic brain cancer. The former arises from abnormal growth of stellate cells in the brain and the latter is more common than the former. About half of metastatic brain cancers result from nasopharyngeal cancer. Tumors that grow too large may hinder the flow of brain fluid, thereby forming hydrocephalus.

Surgical excision
The purpose of surgery is to remove the tumor and surrounding tissues that might have been invaded by cancer cells. However, if the tumor has metastasized, it will be extremely difficult and risky to completely remove the tumor, and there may be sequelae.
In chemotherapy, drugs are used to destroy cancer cells. Patients need to take or be injected anticancer drugs. However, this therapy has some side effects and metastasized as it will also damage the normal cells.
Radiotherapy works by using high-energy radioactive elements to destroy cancer cells and thus prevent them from proliferating, while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy cells. CyberKnife, gamma ray or X-ray knife are becoming readily adopted, but they may cause some side effects, e.g. cerebral edema, hair loss and headache.
Targeted therapy
Targeted therapy for anti-angiogenesis can cut off the growth of the cancer cells' blood vessels, shrink the brain tumors, improve some patients' neurocognitive functions and reduce the dose of steroids.
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