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Brain cancer

Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that grow in the brain which are not always cancerous. If a tumor is harmful, it can affect your nervous system. We offer treatments, such as chemo, radiation therapy, surgery and rehabilitation services.

Brain cancer treatment in Palm Beach County

A brain cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and make you unsure of what to do next. That's where we come in.

Our expert team of oncologists, neurosurgeons and neurologists provide compassionate care for a variety of benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumors.

Brain tumors and disorders we treat

Our doctors provide comprehensive treatment for a range of brain disorders and types of brain tumors, including:

  • Benign (noncancerous) tumors
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Malignant (cancerous) tumors
  • Rare, unusual and skull-based lesions

Brain tumor treatments

Our highly skilled team of brain tumor specialists is available to assist you and your family through the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and follow-up care of cancerous brain tumors.

Comprehensive brain cancer care

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team works together to provide complete brain cancer treatment. We offer a number of brain cancer services, including:

  • Access to clinical trials
  • A variety of cancer treatment options
  • Advanced treatment options
  • American Cancer Society recourse center
  • Cancer support services, including nurse navigation and counseling
  • Collaboration with neurologists and neurosurgeons for expedited care
  • Support from oncology-dedicated social workers and chaplain

Symptoms of a brain tumor

Unlike other forms of cancer, there are not many preventive screening options for brain tumors. Patients typically experience symptoms that lead them to visit a doctor.

Cancerous and noncancerous brain tumor symptoms depend largely on the tumor's location, its size and how fast it grows. General warning signs of a brain tumor include:

  • Blurred or double vision, or loss of vision
  • Difficulty maintaining balance
  • Headaches
  • Increased fatigue and/or sleepiness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Seizures

If the tumor is pressing on or growing into nearby brain tissue, certain functions may be affected, such as:

  • Ability to control the bladder or bowel
  • Ability to do learned movements or gestures
  • Ability to process information
  • Comprehension and/or expression of language
  • Coordination and walking
  • Memory, sensation and processing of sensory input
  • Muscle strength or sensation in one or more parts of the body
  • Personality or behavior (lacking emotion or impulsiveness)

Brain tumor diagnosis and treatment

After visiting your doctor with signs of a brain tumor, your doctor may order tests — including imaging studies or a biopsy — to confirm your diagnosis. If a brain cancer diagnosis is confirmed, you will receive individualized cancer treatment from our team of oncologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons.

The type of brain tumor you have, as well as your health, will determine which treatment is best for you. We offer a number of treatment options through our oncology program, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Infusion services with a chemotherapy-certified nurse
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (a painless procedure that involves no incisions)
  • Stereotactic targeted radiation therapy
  • Traditional surgery for tumor removal

Our Brain cancer Locations

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JFK Hospital
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
 (561) 965-7300

Currently Viewing:

JFK Hospital
5301 S Congress Ave
Atlantis, FL 33462
 (561) 965-7300
Aventura Hospital
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
 (305) 682 - 7000

43.5 miles