Surgery and Brain Tumors

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Brain Tumors
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Dr. Ilyas Munshi, an experienced neurosurgeon practicing in Lafayette, Louisiana, performs surgical procedures on patients with illnesses impacting the brain and spine. In preparation for his medical career, Dr. Ilyas Munshi studied at Rush Medical College, from which he earned his MD.

When patients develop cancer in the brain, it means cells in or the near the brain have started to multiply unchecked, causing them to grow into tumors that can put pressure on and destroy vital nervous tissue. However, up to 50 percent of brain growths are non-cancerous, or benign, tumors.

Doctors rely primarily on surgical care to address brain tumors positioned such that surgeons can extract them without causing extensive neurological harm. In conjunction with surgery, doctors may prescribe radiation and chemotherapy.

Brain cancer surgeries come in a variety of forms. For instance, some surgeries are diagnostic in character, meaning that doctors extract a tiny piece of the tumor to discover its type and nature. Some procedures aim to remove the tumor entirely, while others seek only to remove a large portion of it. The goals of these procedures depend largely on individual patients, the extent of disease, and the position of the tumors.

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