Also known as: Adult brain tumors; Brain metastases; Metastatic brain tumors; Brain cancer; Primary brain tumors; Central nervous system tumors
At Providence Cancer Center, patients and families benefit from some of the finest, most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally-renowned research, and compassionate counseling and support. Our doctors, surgeons, nurses, researchers, patient advocates and other caregivers work together to treat cancer aggressively and to ensure that no person has to face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.
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Our surgeons are have been at the forefront in the Pacific Northwest in developing multidisciplinary, minimally invasive endoscopic approaches to skull base lesions. Compared to standard neurosurgical approaches, these techniques lead to shorter hospitalizations, faster recoveries and improved outcomes.
Q: I'm undergoing chemo, and though I am experiencing heavy-duty fatigue, I am also suffering from insomnia! Sometimes it's hard to fall asleep; other nights I wake up around 3 a.m. for an hour or two. My medical oncologist said chemo can disrupt the sleep-wake cycle and prescribed Ambien. I don't like the idea of relying on a sleeping pill. Anything else I can do?
Answer from Miles Hassell, M.D., director of Providence Integrative Medicine at Providence Cancer Center:
Helping patients for over 30 years, Gamma Knife remains the gold standard of stereotactic radiosurgery for brain lesions, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions.
Seizure is often the first clinical symptom of a brain neoplasm, especially in cases of low-grade neoplasms. – Paula Gerber, M.D., neurologist; medical director, Providence Neurodiagnostic Services
Colloid cysts are rare and potentially deadly, but with special training, endoscopic resection can be done swiftly and easily. – By Pankaj A. Gore, M.D., neurosurgeon
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center is home to the world’s most advanced operating suite for brain tumors.
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Our neurosurgeons lead the region in these techniques that require few, if any incisions.Learn More »
Carol Fichtner’s brain surgery requires deft hands and space-age technology.More »