Your St. Luke’s physicians will put together a detailed treatment plan that depends on the tumor, its type and location, any riskr not acting, your age, gender and general health. If your tumor is a primary one, the goal will be to remove it completely, if possible. If your tumor is metastatic, your treatment will depend on the progression of your primary cancer; it may be palliative, aimed at relieving your symptoms and improving your quality of life.
Size, rate of growth, symptoms, and all other factors considered, your team may decide that your best course of action is to monitor the tumor for a while with periodic MRI scans.
Or, if your team decides that intervention is necessary, there are several avenues that might be taken, again dependent on the type of tumor and its location. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also be employed. If the tumor proves resistant to either chemotherapy or radiation, surgery can be used.