My aunt is suffering from a brain tumor. What can be done?

Q. What can be done to relieve severe headaches in a person with a brain tumor?

Answered by
Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 09, 2022

Hi doctor,

My aunt has had a brain tumor for the past six years. She got operated on for it four years back and for a second time a year back. Even after operating, the doctor says it is recurring. The tumor has metastasized, and no further treatment can help her. She is unable to move on her own and gets terrible headaches. Even after taking medicines, the pain is intolerable. What can be done for the headaches?

I am worried about her health. Please help.



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I read your query and can understand your concern. However, the treatment will depend on the primary tumor for metastatic lesions. Can you please provide the following details so I can understand and help you better?

1) What is the source of the tumor?

2) Was a biopsy performed?

3) What was the biopsy result?

4) Did she undergo chemotherapy or radiation?

I would suggest that whole-brain radiation can be performed to decrease tumor size. However, there are setbacks to such aggressive therapy.

I hope this will be helpful and revert with the requested details.

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