Brain & Spine Tumors
A diagnosis of a brain or spine tumor is often sudden and unexpected, which can leave you searching for answers. The Neuro Oncology Clinic at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is here for you to offer hope and guidance.
We use the latest technology and treatments, including aggressive treatments, targeted therapies, and less-invasive treatment options. Our specialists have advanced training in neurosurgery, neuro oncology, radiation oncology, neuro radiology, neuro pathology and neuro intensive care.
We treat all stages of both malignant (cancerous) and benign (noncancerous) brain and spine tumors, including:
- Gliomas: Astrocytomas, Ependymomas, Glioblastomas, Oligodendrogliomas
- Benign brain tumors: Meningiomas, Pituitary tumors, Acoustic neuromas (Schwannoma)
- Metastatic brain tumors
- Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma
- Spinal tumors: Chordoma, Chondrosarcoma
- Rare brain tumors
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. You will meet with your team of doctors and support staff in one location, reducing the need to travel to several facilities. Your case is then discussed in detail at regularly scheduled tumor conferences attended by all treating physicians and other healthcare professionals. Your nurse navigator is there with you every step of the way to offer education, coordinate appointments, tests and treatments, and offer you and your family support.
Specialized clinics focus on the complex care needed to treat all aspects of your condition.
- Glioma Clinic
- Pituitary, Meningioma and Skull Base Clinic
- Metastases and Radiosurgery Clinic
Your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are important too, so care plans also include support services from social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and chaplains, as well as survivorship and prevention.
The brain and spine tumor team at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center has specialized education, training and experience in cancer care and includes experts in many specialties.
For a physician referral, call 1.844.MDA.BAPTIST (1.844.632.2278).