Jul 24, 2012 - 11:09 pm
My brother-in-law has recently been diagnosed with a grade 2 ogliodendroglioma. One neurosurgeon has said he should have an operation and that he could remove 80-90% of it and then do radiation and? chemo after. Another surgeon has said he would suggest not doing surgery but doing radiation or chemo (or at least he is leaning towards, but this opinion may change after the neuro oncology meeting next week. The reasoning both surgeons gave seemed to make sense, but we are a bit confused to say the least. We thought from what we have been reading that surgery was the standard first treatment for low grade gliomas. We have also heard and read people referring to the "wait and see" approach.