Brain Tumor Treatment in Alabama - Clearview Cancer Institute

Clearview Cancer Center Treats Malignant Brain Cancer in Huntsville

What is a Brain Cancer Tumor?

Brain tumors are masses or growths of aberrant brain cells.

There are numerous types of brain tumors. Some brain tumors are noncancerous (benign), while others are malignant (malignant). Brain cancers can originate in the brain (primary brain tumors) or in other parts of the body and spread to the brain (secondary, metastatic) as secondary brain tumors.

The rate at which a brain tumor grows might vary considerably. The effect of a brain tumor on your nervous system is determined by the tumor's growth pace and location.

Tumors for Brain Treatment

Brain tumor treatment depends on a number of criteria, including the tumor's form, location, and size, as well as the patient's age and general health. The treatment methods and timelines for children and adults are distinct.

Brain tumors are treated surgically, with radiation therapy, and with chemotherapy. Our experts are also researching a vaccination for the treatment of glioma, a recurring cancer of the central nervous system that mostly affects the brain.

Depending on your requirements, many methods may be implemented. Together, our neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, nurses, dietician, and social worker deliver the finest possible treatment.

Radiation and Chemotherapy Treatment

Before beginning treatment, steroids are given to the majority of patients to reduce swelling or edema. You may be prescribed an anticonvulsant to prevent or treat seizures.

If hydrocephalus is present, a shunt to drain cerebrospinal fluid may be necessary. A shunt is a long, thin tube inserted into a ventricle of the brain and then connected subcutaneously to another part of the body, typically the belly. It functions as a drainpipe. Absorption of excess fluid from the brain occurs in the belly. In certain situations, fluid is drained into the heart.

Brain Surgery

The most common therapy for brain tumors is surgery. In order to remove a brain tumor, a neurosurgeon creates a hole in the skull. This procedure is known as a craniotomy. The surgeon strives to remove the entire tumor whenever possible. If the tumor cannot be removed completely without causing damage to important brain tissue, your doctor may remove as much of the tumor as possible. Partial removal alleviates symptoms by reducing pressure on the brain and minimizes the quantity of tumor that must be treated with radiation or chemotherapy.

Some tumors are inoperable. In such circumstances, your physician may only do a biopsy. A pathologist will examine a small piece of the tumor under a microscope to discover the kind of cells it contains. This helps your physician determine which treatment to administer.

Call Clearview Cancer at 888-374-1015 to schedule your consultation, or email us for general inquiries. We take pride on providing excellent quality cancer care in Alabama.

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Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Symptoms of brain tumors can differ depending on the type of tumor or its location and severity. Symptoms caused by brain tumors may include:

  • Headache or a feeling of pressure in the brain
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Changes in behavior patterns such as moodiness, anger, or unexplained personality changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of movement or feeling in a limb
  • Difficulty with speech and/or hearing

These symptoms can often be caused by other medical conditions as well, so please see your physician if you have experienced any of the above symptoms.


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