My father has been diagnosed with brain tumor – requires surgery, medication or other treatment?

Age-62 Yrs
Gender-Male
Diagnosis-Brain Tumor
Question: My father have been diagnosed with brain tumor. Moreover, he has also a diabetes. How diabetes effects during treatment of brain tumor? I heard above 60 year of age, its very difficult to do surgery, is there any other treatment or medication to kill the tumor cell? While report says Tumor cell is not within the brain. Please advice me.


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braindr11
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It really depends on the exact type of tumor. Also, it’s not true that it’s very difficult to do surgery in people above 60. There are many options and surgery is one of a number of treatment options usually used in combination.

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion many factors contribute like what are his glucose levels? and is there tumour traces in cerebral fluild ? You said it is not within the brain , so is it in the brain membranes ( which is better )?
Any way if your oncologist suggest not preforming surgery then he will likely do radiation therapy

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Clinically his vital signs ..blood pressure and diabetic control are the factors to decide surgery plus kidney and liver functions .. Not the age I mean.
Radiation therapy is the choice if surgery is not applicable.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi,
if the tumor is in stage 1 or 2,surgery has excellent results and should be done with proper sugar control.
If it is associated with metastasis,the chemotherapy,radiotherapy are the options.
Thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
AT THIS AGE,BETTER TO AVOID SURGERY.
DEPENDS ON THE SIZE OF THE TUMOR. CHEMOTHERAPY CAN BE GIVEN IF SURGERY CANNOT BE PERFORMED OF IF UNADVISABLE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
considering his age and diabetes, better to avoid surgery,. but this solely depends on the type and size of the tumor. exact location of the tumor should be assessed.
radiotherapy can be helpful.

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