Brain Cancer Treatment

Treatment for brain cancer depends on the age and overall health of the patient, the stage of the disease, the type and location of the tumor, and whether the cancer is a primary tumor or brain metastases. The treatment plan is developed by the oncology team and the patient.

Treatment involves any combination of surgery, radiation therapy (including radiosurgery), and chemotherapy. Some tumors require several different surgical procedures, and some can be treated with radiation alone.

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 31 Jul 2000

Last Modified: 24 Oct 2014