Metastatic Brain Tumors
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There are various treatments for metastatic brain tumors. Each treatment
evaluated on an individual basis and is done to prolong the life of an
individual, alleviate symptoms and improve brain function while causing
as little trauma as possible. The treatment will greatly depend on the
location of the tumor and the overall health of the individual. Surgery
and Gamma Knife
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Surgery is dependent on location and accessibility of the tumor. Gamma
Knife radiosurgery is a non-surgical, painless and effective treatment
for small to medium size brain metastases that can achieve long term tumor
control. It treats the tumor by a targeted dose of radiation to treat
the abnormal tissue while leaving the healthy tissue unaffected. Patients
go home the same day and allow patients to resume normal activity usually
the same day. SCCNS is proud to be a preferred provider of this treatment
at the Southern California Regional Gamma Knife Center in Upland, CA.
Our experts at SCCNS can review each treatment option with you and help
you decide the best treatment for you.