As with any form of cancer, treatment for low-grade glioma varies from patient to patient. At Moffitt Cancer Center, our Neuro-Oncology Program features a multispecialty team that’s focused solely on the treatment of brain cancers, including all types of low- and high-grade glioma. Comprised of radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, neuropathologists and other experts, our brain cancer team collaborates to develop individualized treatment plans for each of our glioma patients, tailored to their unique cancer as well as their needs and preferences.
Common primary treatment for low-grade glioma
While treatment details vary by patient, treatment for low-grade glioma will often include a combination of surgery and radiation therapy, often with chemotherapy.
If the location of the tumor is in a favorable location, a neurosurgeon will remove the tumor tissue that is visible on imaging. Following surgery, the tumor will be regularly monitored and, sometimes, adjuvant radiation therapy may be recommended, often with chemotherapy.
Other low-grade glioma treatment options
Chemotherapy may be an option for gliomas in combination with radiation therapy or for tumors that have continued to grow following surgery and radiation therapy (although the cancer might have advanced to a higher-grade recurrence at that point).
As a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Moffitt is recognized for its continuous research efforts and groundbreaking treatment options. Our robust clinical trials program features promising new cancer treatments, including biological therapies and vaccines, immunotherapy, intrathecal chemotherapy and other novel chemotherapy agents and combinations.
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To speak with a Moffitt oncologist specializing in brain tumors and low-grade glioma treatment, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete our new patient registration form online. Patients are always welcome to visit Moffitt with or without referrals.