What is Brain tumor removal / resection?

Category: Surgeries


Brain tumors may be treated surgically to remove as much of the tumor growth as possible. The size and location of the brain tumor is an important determinant in the surgical procedure performed.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Glioblastoma 132 3
Astrocytoma 57 2
Oligodendroglioma 24 2
Medulloblastoma 9 0
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 5 0
Clival chordoma 4 0

Show all 16 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brain tumor removal / resection

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 3
Blurry vision 1
Difficulty thinking 1
Disorganized thinking 1
Dysphasia 1
Facial paralysis 1

Show all 22 reported side effects


Stopped having Brain tumor removal / resection

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 30
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Brain tumor removal / resection

Nov 4, 2014 (Started Nov 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for glioblastoma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: A month on from surgery, and I'm so happy with the result. Entirely untroubled by any form of seizure, the 'Mild Cognitive Impairment' was melting away and I feel ready to actually get back into the 'day job' (video editing) though I'm not actually going to did that yet. The very short term memory thing (what appears to be an intense form of 'Midde Age Memory Lapse) was still present, but I'm learning a lot of tips and tricks with meticulous note taking, list making and thorough planning. I find that anything new that needs to be remembered needs a 'tickle' two to three minutes later, otherwise it's forgotten. Not just facts, I'll forget to tell my wife that I'm off somewhere if I suddenly realise I need to leave 'now'. I can also be stumped for 'the mot juste', the perfect word, or even my own mobile number (which I've had for 15 years), but I get there in the end. Nobody has noticed any speech impairment - but I have. I know I've lost enough to put an end to my voice over work (I used to did voice overs for pharmaceutical marketing material). Maybe. We'll see. Maybe I just need to practice? Brain plasticity? The scar's healed very well and very quickly. I had some odd sensations a bit like 'Space Candy' - a sort of occasional popping sensation/sound in the head around the scar area. This was fluid settling itself, nothing to be worried about, and stopped within a week or two. Very little pain to speak of. Nothing that the occasional paracetamol or two can't squash. In the first couple of weeks, Codeine was needed at night, but I have moved on since then (and the bowels were happy about that).

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