How Much of the Tumor Will Be Removed?
The extent of resectioning ? or removing the tumor ? is a very important concept because a lot of the subsequent treatment is based on that, according to Dr. Brem. The goal is to remove as much of the tumor as possible.
Penn?s advanced tools like brain mapping, electrical stimulation, and diffusion tractography can help your physician do that. Knowing how much of your tumor will be resected can help you have realistic expectations about the outcome. If all of the tumor can?t be removed during surgery, it?s possible that you?ll need other treatments, like radiation therapy or chemotherapy.