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Treatment begins with surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible; radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or radiosurgery may be used to destroy any cancer cells that remain following surgery. Steroids may be used to reduce swelling (edema) caused by the tumor.
Last updated: 3/27/2012
- Bruce JN. Ependymoma. eMedicine. January 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/277621-overview. Accessed 3/27/2012.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Anaplastic ependymoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.