Dr. Joon Uhm, a Mayo Clinic neuro-oncologist and brain tumor specialist, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors. Visit http://mayocl.in/2oq3ehI for more information on brain tumor care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.
Symptoms depend on the tumor location, size and growth rate. Symptoms of a brain tumor may include personality changes, lapses in memory, strength and coordination.
A diagnosis from scans is typically followed by surgery to either remove or biopsy the brain tumor. Treatment after surgery falls into two categories: radiation and chemotherapy. Sometimes the two are used in combination. Mayo Clinic uses the genetic composition of brain tumors to customize treatment for each individual patient.
Mayo Clinic’s teams of physicians, surgeons and scientists combine a cross-disciplinary approach and cutting-edge research to do what is best for each patient.