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  1. Grade IV astrocytoma tumours in the brain stem area are very difficult to treat. They are fast growing tumours that tend to spread into other areas of the brain tissue.…

  2. Lung cancer can come back some time after treatment because cells may have spread in the bloodstreamn or lymph system to other parts of the body.…

  3. Radiotherapy does not cause generalised hair loss like some cancer drugs. But it can make the hair fall out in the treatment area.…

  4. This page is about trials looking into a new drug called cediranib.…

  5. Your doctor will take various factors into account when deciding how soon to start brain tumour radiotherapy. This includes the size and type of tumour and your general health.…

  6. Carcinoma meningitis is when cancer cells spread to the membranes that surround the brain.…

  7. Datura Stramonium Agglutinin (DSA) is a plant protein from the jimson weed. Some laboratory studies seem to show that it may be active against some brain tumour cells. But no studies have been carried out in animals or humans so far.…

  8. In most people, gliomas are not due to an inherited genetic fault and so do not run in familes. But some people with particular genetic conditions are at a higher risk of developing glioma.…

  9. This page is about Gorlin syndrome, which is also sometimes called naevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS). It can be caused by an inherited genetic mutation from a parent.…

  10. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is an experimental way of giving radiotherapy. It has been used in trials with glioblastoma multiforme (grade 4 glioma) and advanced head and neck cancers.…

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