Surgery may be a treatment option for your brain metastases, depending on the number of masses, size and location. Your symptoms may also help to define if surgery is the best treatment for you. Surgery is often used for single, large brain metastases.
Our neurosurgeons are specially trained on procedures related to brain metastases and offer some treatments using endoscopy. Endoscopy is a minimally invasive technique that uses small incisions and an endoscope (a thin, flexible, lighted tube) to see and remove the cancer. There is often less injury to other surrounding tissue with endoscopy, and recovery can be faster compared to traditional surgery.
Regardless of how much cancer is removed by surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may also be used as part of your treatment. Your neuro-oncologist will work closely with your surgeon and radiation team.