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Baylor Neuroscience Center offers neuro-oncology services with a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to brain tumor patient care in cooperation with Baylor Sammons Cancer Center. Specialized medical treatment is available for patients with primary brain tumors, primary spine tumors, brain metastases and spine metastases. The neuro-oncology team also treats the neurologic complications that may arise as a result of cancer or its treatment, and the seizures that can occur as a result of a brain tumor.
A neuro-oncologist on the medical staff— a physician specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors and other tumors of the nervous system—oversees all aspects of patient treatment and care. A comprehensive team of neuro-oncologists, medical oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuropathologists, radiation oncologists, radiosurgery
specialists and neuroradiologists on the medical staff evaluate appropriate treatment options for each patient and review new investigational approaches. Treatment may include chemotherapy, radiosurgery, radiation, surgery or participation in a clinical trial.
Because brain tumor patients also face complex social issues, patient support services offered include rehabilitation, home health referrals, social work services, and assessment of long-term or ongoing care needs.
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