What to Know About Your Treatment Choices for Brain Tumors
Researchers are finding new treatments for brain tumors. People with brain tumors now have more hope for living longer than ever before.
People with brain tumors are often overwhelmed with the information they receive from their doctors. It is important to gather as much information as possible.
The choices you have for treatment depend on these factors.
Type and grade of tumor
Size and the location of the tumor
Results of certain tests
A doctor also considers the following factors when recommending a treatment plan.
Your general health
The impact of the brain tumor on your functioning
Many people with brain cancer want to learn all they can about their disease and treatment choices so they can take an active part in decisions about their care. You are likely to have many questions and concerns about your treatment options. Below is a list of questions you may have. Your doctor is the best person to answer these.
How will I function after treatment?
Will I have to change my normal activities?
What treatment choices do I have?
How successful is my treatment expected to be?
What are the risks?
What are the side effects?