SCCA’s Neuro-Oncology team offers the best and most current treatment to patients with brain and spinal cord cancers. This includes offering treatments based on the latest available scientific evidence and clinical research studies. We work toward discovering and implementing new treatments and technologies when caring for our patients and managing their disease.
The goals for managing brain and spinal cord cancers are to:
- Remove or destroy the cancer through surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy.
- Relieve symptoms and signs that are due to the cancer pressing on the brain or spinal cord.
- Improve the overall functioning and quality of life of the patient.
The type of treatment for brain and spinal cord cancers depends on many factors including the type of cancer, location of the cancer, overall health of the patient, and the patient’s wants and needs. Information about side effects of these treatments is included as well.