Treatment for gliosarcoma may include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
Surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible is generally the first step in treating gliosarcoma. However, if a tumor is located near a sensitive area in the brain, surgery may not be possible at all.
Radiation therapy often follows surgery for the treatment of gliosarcoma. Radiation therapy involves the use of high-energy beams, including X-rays or protons, to destroy tumor cells.
Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs, either taken orally or injected through a vein, to kill tumor cells. Chemotherapy is often used in combination with radiation therapy.