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brain tumor

My friend was just hospitalized with rt. sided brain tumor, she had previously ovarian cancer and I myself are a multiple myeloma patient (bone marrow cancer)  We would like to know what is the prognosis for this type of tumor?, She will be going into surgery tomorrow, I read that if the tumor was cancerous they would not operate but if it was benign they could remove it. Is this true on this case?
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thank you for your information, but like I said today she is already having surgery, but your prayers together with ours are appreciated, THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU.buffy111
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If it's cancer, they would probably radiate it, as opposed to attempt removing it, because they would have to radiate the area after removing it, anyway. Radiation can be very detrimental to the patient's immune system, so I don't know that it'd be a smart idea to perform a craniotomy from which your friend would need a significant amount of time to recover, and then proceed to radiate her while her immune system is likely still needed to ensure that her body is fighting off any infections she might get as a result of her head being exposed to the environment as a result of the surgery. And if it is cancer, they'll want to make sure that they destroy most, if not all, of it as soon as they possible, and radiating the area is the best way to do that, not surgery.

Just my guess; I'm not a doctor. Either way, I'll be sure to keep your friend in my prayers.
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