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Deciding on Treatment
Do What You Can to Ease Side Effects of Treatment for a Brain Tumor
Your treatment may cause side effects such as anemia, loss of appetite, and hair loss. Here are ideas on how to ease these and other discomforts.
What to Know About Chemotherapy for Brain Tumors
Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to kill cancer cells. The drugs attack and kill cells that divide rapidly. Some of these rapidly dividing cells are cancer, but others are normal cells in the body.
What to Know About Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors
Doctors give radiation therapy in one of these two ways: from a machine outside the body or from small radioactive pellets placed inside the area with cancer.
What to Know About Your Treatment Choices for Brain Tumors
The choices you have for treatment depend on the type and grade of the tumor, its size and location, and the results of certain tests.