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How are astrocytomas treated?


The treatment of brain tumours depends on many variables. The location, size and extent of the tumour will often determine which treatment may be most beneficial. Younger patients and those who are generally well (self-caring) have a better outcome than older patients or those who have neurological deficits.There are no hard and fast rules to the treatment of these tumours and each patient’s treatment is individually tailored to his or her needs. The rationale for surgery may vary from one patient to another, as may the use of radiotherapy or chemotherapy.