Brain cancer is said to be aggressive if the tumour associated with it grows very fast. It often requires immediate treatment to prevent its spread. Although there is no permanent cure for aggressive brain cancer, standard treatment for aggressive brain cancer involves surgery for removing tumour as far as possible. This is followed by radiation therapy of the brain as well as chemotherapy to kill off the cancer cells that have survived even after the surgery.
Unfortunately, the cancerous tumour often returns despite such extremely invasive treatment procedures. Of late some efforts are being made to develop effective treatment for aggressive brain cancer. The major ones among these are:
The standard treatment for aggressive brain cancer has not proven to be effective at all with more than 50 per cent of patients not surviving a year after diagnosis. With the advances in medical science and the various researches going on having different approaches to treatment, it can be expected that we will soon develop an effective cure for aggressive brain cancer.
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