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What is the next step if radiotherapy does not work on a

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What is the next step if radiotherapy does not work on a brain tumour inside the pons
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I am a radiation oncology cancer doctor

what type of brain tumor in the pons?

has it been biopsied? most likely not.

what does the brain MRI scan think it is?

how much radiation therapy was used?

was chemotherapy given?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A biopsy has been taken unsure of the type of tumour 6wks radiotherapy was given no chemotherapy
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I need to know what type of cancer it was on biopsy

ask your doctors for copies of the pathology report to know what type of cancer it is

and copies of the brain MRI scan reports.

I would be happy to review them with you.

that information would be needed to know what the next step is.

perhaps chemotherapy may be useful to try to help shrink the tumor.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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