This site is designed for educational purposes only and
is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services.
The information provided at this web site is of a general nature
and is not intended to take the place of a physician's advice.
We encourage individuals to discuss what they find on this site
with their healthcare providers.
The answer above was provided by a volunteer, based solely on their experiances and thoughts. These volunteers do not get paid and are not responsible for the accuracy of their responses. IF you disagree with a response, let us know and we will look into it.
- 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