The diagnosis and staging of neurological cancer decide the type of treatment to be delivered to the patients. Some of the treatment options available for neurological tumors include:
- Surgery: It is the primary treatment modality for the removal of neurological tumor. The oncosurgeon removes as much tumor as possible without affecting the neurological health of the patients. It relieves the pressure from the brain tissues and provides relief from symptoms.
- Radiation therapy: Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is commonly used to treat neurological cancer. During this procedure, the radiation intensity is effectively controlled to minimize the damage to the surrounding healthy tissues.
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy may be used alone or with other treatment options. Some neurological tumors respond well to chemotherapy compared to others.
- Minimally invasive surgery: Minimally invasive advanced surgeries, such as transorbital neuroendoscopic surgery (TONES) surgery, are performed with fewer complications than conventional surgeries.