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​​​​​​​​​Overview of Brain Cancer

Brain and central nervous cancer occurs when there is an abnormal growth of cells that start in the brain. There are several types of brain and central nervous cancer, primary, which starts in the brain, and secondary, which starts in another organ and spreads to the brain.

Read more information about brain and central nervous cancer symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

Brain Cancer Treatment

The treatment of these sophisticated cancers takes teamwork – the collaboration of specialists and subspecialists. As a brain or spinal cord cancer patient, you'll benefit from the expertise of neurologists, neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and other specialists on the medical staff.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of brain and central nervous cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:

Specialized Centers for Brain Cancer Care

The Skull Base Center, located at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center – Fort Worth, is one of the few places in Texas that offers comprehensive treatment for the large variety of often complex conditions and tumors in and around the skull base.

Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for the treatment of brain and spinal cord tumors in collaboration with the Scott & White Neuroscience Institute.

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