Treatments for brain and spinal cord tumours
If you have a brain or spinal cord tumour, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for a brain or spinal cord tumour, your healthcare team will consider:
- the type of tumour
- the grade of the tumour
- the location of the tumour
- the size of the tumour
- your neurological (nervous system) function
- your age and overall health
- previous treatment
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