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Brain Disorders | Brain Tumours | Hydrocephalus | Pituitary Brain Tumours | Trigeminal Neuralgia

Pineal Astrocytic Tumour

Pineal Tumours form in or near the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a tiny organ in the brain that produces the hormone melatonin, a substance that helps control our sleeping and waking cycle. There are several kinds of pineal Tumours. Pineal astrocytic Tumours are astrocytomas that occur in the pineal region and may be any grade.

Treatment of pineal astrocytic Tumours may include the following:

  1. Surgery and radiation therapy, with or without chemotherapy.
  2. A clinical trial of external radiation therapy plus new methods of delivering radiation therapy.
  3. A clinical trial of new anticancer drugs and biologic therapy following radiation therapy.

 

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