Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tumor of the Brain Outlook

What to expect with a brain tumor:

  • The outcome depends on the tumor, as well as the age and health of the person.
  • Some benign brain tumors can turn into cancer.
  • Others can recur after surgical removal or radiation therapy.
  • Some of the most serious medical problems result from the tumor pressing on vital parts of the brain, and from the difficulty in surgically removing the tumor.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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