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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for brain tumor

Yes Thank You... My sister was just diagnosed with a Brain tumor...right frontal was removed very successfully..then we found out it was cancerous , with the origin in the lungs, Adenocarcinoma... 3 in the lungs and so far 1 lymph node involved... the brain also has 2 symmetrical tumors in the cerebellum... She had some rehab after the surgery and came home yesterday... what do you suggest for the treatment. and what is her prognosis? Mary Ann
Wed, 1 Apr 2015
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Hi Mary Ann, do you have any follow up scheduled with a medical oncologist? Adenocarcinoma is a type of non small cell lung cancer, but there are many different kinds and it is hard to know how to prognosticate without knowing exactly what kind your sister has. A medical oncologist will be able to answer your questions about the extent of disease in her body better than your neurosurgeon. Do you know what the plan for treatment is of her cerebellar tumors? Sometimes, depending on the size of the tumor, your sister may be a candidate for additional surgical resection. Other times, Gamma Knife/or radiosurgery is recommended. I wish you and your sister the best of luck and hope this was helpful.
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