There isn’t a simple answer to this question. This is because there are several different types of tumour that can develop in the cerebrum and no one treatment, or combination of treatments, is best for everybody. Different people will often need very different treatment for their individual cerebrum tumour.
Choosing the right treatment depends on several factors. Some of these are ‘medical’ and relate to the cancer itself. For example the type of tumour, the size of the tumour and whereabouts it is in the cerebrum, all influence choice of treatment.
The feelings of the person who has the tumour are also very important in making treatment choices. Where there are choices to be made discussing the different possibilities with you and working together to make decisions is an essential part of the treatment planning. These treatments may involve surgery, radiotherapy or, occasionally, chemotherapy or a combination of one or more of these.
To help choose the best treatment for an individual there are specialist teams of doctors in place at hospitals throughout the UK. So there will be a specialist team for cerebrum tumours at a hospital not too far from where you live. This means that wherever you are you will be seen by experts who will be able to talk you through the options for the best possible care for your own particular situation.
So do make sure that the doctor you see at the hospital is part of one of these teams. It is perfectly reasonable to ask your specialist if he or she has a particular interest in cerebrum tumours and is a member of one of these teams. If you are concerned you can always talk things through with your GP or even ask for a second opinion (No specialist should mind when people ask for a second opinion – usually you find that the advice given is the same as that from the first specialist but if this is the case then it will increase your confidence that you are on the right track).
To help doctors in giving the best treatments the government have created the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). This reviews all new treatments for cancer to make sure that those which are of proven worth are made available throughout the country. This should then mean that no one will be deprived of any useful new treatments for their cancer.