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Brain Cancer

Treating brain cancer

Neuro-oncology

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Brain cancer refers to abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. Primary brain cancer begins in the brain itself. More often, brain cancer spreads from somewhere else in the body and is known as metastatic, or secondary, brain cancer. Brain cancer can be frightening, but physicians today have tremendous success in treating brain tumors and providing positive outcomes.

Every year, about 23,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with primary brain cancer. In most cases, the cause is not known. Sometimes brain tumors grow and press on areas of the brain affecting our thinking, vision, hearing or movement.

Physicians at Fairview use both common treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy to treat brain cancer. In addition, University of Minnesota Physicians Cancer Care specialists at Fairview employ more innovative therapies such as the Gamma Knife®, fractionated stereotactic radiosurgery and immunotherapy.

When should you call your doctor?
Call your doctor if you experience:
  • Frequent headaches, especially those that are more painful when you lie down
  • Unexplained vomiting
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Seizures
  • Mental confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Paralysis on one side of your body
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Loss of smell or hearing
  • Personality change
  • Memory loss

For more information
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call 612-672-7272.

Brain cancer care team

Hematology/Oncology

Neuro-Oncology

Neurosurgery

Oncology

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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