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- Question: I HAVE A TUMOR IN THE BRAIN STEM OF 3CM IN ITS AXES CAUSED BY HISTOSYTOSIS. IS IT POSSIBLE TO REMOVE IT BY GAMMA KNIFE? PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR ADVICE BECAUSE MY MEDICAL CONDITION IS GETTING WORSE.
The options are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. You need to go to a
major brain tumor center where they have lots of experience. This is a
rare condition and most neurooncologists or neurosurgeons have seen less
than 5 cases in their career. For questions to ask, see
www.virtualtrials.com or www.survivingbraincancer.com chapters 2,3,5,6,7.
Paul M. Zeltzer MD
Clinical Professor in Neurosurgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA