Brain Tumors

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Screening and Tests

A neurological exam typically is conducted to check reflexes, strength, facial movement control, vision and level of awareness. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) usually is done to see the tumor and determine the best treatment

Our approach to healing takes advantage of recent advances in medical science, such as using a variety of new technologies to study each tumor and optimizing treatment for each individual based on the genetic profile of the patient and/or their tumor. We are committed to creating a compassionate environment for our patients. Many of our doctors are active researchers and educators, tackling big issues in brain, spine and pituitary cancers, and training the next generation of specialists in these areas.

In classifying brain tumors, the first distinction is whether the tumor originated in the brain or started in another area of the body and spread to the brain.

Primary brain tumors, such as glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytomas, are among the types of tumor that originate in the brain.Secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors originate in other parts of the body and spread to the brain.

Primary Brain Tumors
Primary malignant brain tumors account for two percent of all cancers in adults in the United States; they are classified based on the type of cell from which they arise and their appearance:

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