Memorial Hermann provides advanced treatment for patients with brain and spine cancer.
Affiliated physicians with the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, specially trained staff, and nurses offer leading cancer care personalized to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Surgeons affiliated with Memorial Hermann are skilled in the resection of a broad range of primary and metastatic brain tumors. Read More »
Memorial Hermann offers five types of treatment are used for neuroblastoma. Read More »
Three types of treatment are used for primary CNS lymphoma:
The goal of treatment of spinal cord tumors, which should be given quickly, is to reduce or prevent nerve damage from pressure on the spinal cord.
The faster symptoms develop, the sooner treatment is needed to prevent permanent injury. Any new or unexplained back pain in a patient with cancer should be taken seriously.
Treatments may include:
Causes of Metastatic Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
About half of metastatic brain and spinal cord tumors are caused by lung cancer. Leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer may spread to the leptomeninges, the two innermost membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
The technologically advanced instrumentation available at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center allows for the prognosis, diagnosis and removal of difficult tumors:
We use the most advanced technology to help our patients fight cancer, including:
We use the most advanced technology to help patients fight cancer with less scarring, shorter recovery times and a quicker return to productivity. Our technologies include:
We offer 3-D treatment planning in which CT simulation leverages CT technology to provide the most accurate, highly conformal treatment planning for patients undergoing radiation therapy. The accuracy of the system ensures that radiation is targeted with the highest level of precision, ensuring delivery directly to the tumor and reducing exposure to normal tissue.
Mischer Neuroscience Associates and affiliated physicians with the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth provide ongoing intensive care to patients following brain and spine surgery with our state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Neurointensivists and experienced mid-level practitioners staff our dedicated Neuroscience Critical Care Unit at multiple Memorial Hermann Hospitals:
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