Imagine heading out of the house in the morning, having brain surgery during the day — and arriving home in time for dinner. That’s possible today with Gamma Knife surgery, a minimally invasive, targeted therapy.
Nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor – those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain. And more than 78,000 new cases of brain tumor will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.
The thought of having brain surgery can be frightening. Many people think of scars and a shaved head that such a procedure leaves behind. But for people with certain types of brain tumors, there’s now a unique surgical option that doesn’t leave a mark.
Here are 5 important innovations that have recently extended the lives of brain tumor patients.
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One of the major challenges of using surgery to treat epilepsy has always been finding the place in the brain where the person’s seizures begin. The more precisely doctors can pinpoint this area, the better they can focus efforts for surgical treatment. This is especially important in the delicate landscape of the brain where surgeons … Read More