It is estimated that 9-17% of all patients diagnosed with a primary cancer will develop a secondary cancer in the brain. Depending on the size, location and number of tumors, brain metastases can be treated with very effective and aggressive new tools, resulting in an improved prognosis for many patients.
An increasing number of advanced minimally and non invasive treatment options are being “tailored” to meet the needs of the individual patient in the areas of neurosurgery and radiation therapy.
Brainlab is a leading provider of neuronavigation and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) technologies that are widely used to assist your doctor during the different treatment phases.
It’s estimated that 9-17% of all patients diagnosed with a primary cancer will develop a secondary cancer in the brain, called metastasis.*
A new and thought-provoking documentary explores the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of brain metastasis through interviews, animations and live treatment footage.
Open surgery is the most common treatment option for single brain metastases. A craniotomy is performed to remove the tumor or to halt its progress.
Brainlab neuronavigation technology is used to plan and perform open surgery such as tumor resection or brain biopsy with greater precision. Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) works similarly to a car’s navigation system by continuously tracking surgical instruments in relation to the patient’s anatomy. This gives the surgeon additional visual guidance and allows for a more successful and minimally-invasive brain tumor resection or brain biopsy.
Benefits of computer-aided surgery:
For the treatment of single brain metastases, which are often inoperable due to their position and the sensitivity of the surrounding tissue, Brainlab has developed a special radiosurgery treatment system.
Novalis® radiosurgery shapes the cancer-fighting radiation beam around your brain tumor, ensuring that the prescribed treatment dose is delivered to the entire lesion in a one-time treatment or a series of treatments based on your doctor’s recommendation.
Benefits of radiosurgery:
Find more information here: Novalis Radiosurgery – Shaping Cancer Care
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Discuss the different treatment options with your physician. Ask him/her to present the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the later side effects, of each different treatment option available to you:
To support you in the decision process about the best treatment option for your brain metastases, discuss with your family, and also refer to further valuable information sources, such as:
Take the time to be informed; this is your decision and you need to do what is most beneficial and reassuring for you.
*Nayak L, Lee EQ, Wen PY. Epidemiology of brain metastases. Current Oncol Rep., 2012 Feb; 14(1): 48-54.
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