Brain Tumor Recurrence

brain tumor treatment options

Unfortunately, many brain tumors can recur even after successful surgery and standards treatments. You need to be aware that tumor recurrence is a potential reality during the brain tumor path. If you are diagnosed with a recurrent brain tumor, you will want to consider how additional treatments can impact your quality of life, in addition to survival. You may feel like you are starting from square one again, but that is not true, because your past knowledge gained and experience with a brain tumor provides you with a significant advantage toward treatment planning and recovery. You should be aware of all recurrent treatment options, questions and open clinical trials that could potentially help you at the phase of your diagnosis.

Recurrent Treatment Options

When a brain tumor recurs, there are often changes to the genetic composition and behavior of the tumor, because of this and safety issues, it may not be possible to treat the recurrent tumor the same way as the pervious tumor. LEARN MORE >

Novel Treatment Exploration

If you want to explore new treatments that have not yet been approved for use in brain tumors by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are a few options. LEARN MORE >

Questions to Ask at Recurrence

You still have time to find a good medical team. It’s likely that you will work with a large team of medical professionals for treatment. Keep in mind that you can be in charge of this process – and you should aim to develop a trusting and open relationship with your medical team. LEARN MORE>