Brain Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects


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How is brain cancer treated?

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1. What are the two types of prescription drugs used in chemotherapy?

2. What are the most common side effects for radiation treatment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The most common type of brain cancer, Glioblastoma, is a serious condition, but there is treatment for it. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you confirm your understanding of the treatment options for brain cancer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet questions to test yourself on the following:

  • Treatment options available for brain cancer and how they work
  • Types of chemotherapy drugs used to treat brain cancer
  • Common side effects of brain cancer treatment
  • Purpose of brain surgery

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on brain cancer
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding chemotherapy
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the types of treatments for brain cancer

Additional Learning

Keep studying how cancer affects the brain and how it is treated by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled Treatments of Brain Cancer. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the main anatomic subdivisions of the brain and their basic functions, including the cerebrum, hemispheres, cerebellum, brain stem, and pineal and pituitary glands
  • Describe how and where Glioblastoma develops
  • Understand the role of surgery in brain cancer treatment
  • Explain how radiation and chemotherapy work to kill cancer cells
  • Differentiate the two main categories of chemotherapy drugs in terms of mechanism of action