Caring for the whole person
Brain & Spine Tumor Treatment
Having cancer is a life-changing experience for each individual patient, and their family and friends. At Baptist MD Anderson, we know the best cancer treatments for brain and spine tumors are those that are tailored specifically to you by a multidisciplinary team.
As part of our approach, patients receive care based on the same processes and practice standards provided at MD Anderson Cancer Center and benefit from integration with MD Anderson clinicians and researchers.
You and your team of specialists work together to choose a cancer treatment plan for you, based on your overall health, the type of cancer, and your own preferences.
Together, we’re leading the local fight against cancer.
Brain & Spine Tumors
At Baptist MD Anderson, we’re ready to fight for you every step of the way. As part of your treatment, you are assigned a nurse navigator, who has specialized training in caring for patients with brain and spine cancer to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Your personalized treatment plan will be based on:
- The type, subtype and stage of your cancer
- Molecular, clinical and genetic features of the disease
- Your health history
- Your personal goals
Your treatment plan will be designed to improve your quality of life and reduce the risk that your cancer will return. One or more of the following therapies may be recommended to treat your cancer or help relieve symptoms.
Explore your options
Clinical Trials at Baptist MD Anderson
At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer clinical trial studies for emerging and innovative therapies for brain and spine tumors. Through a collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Network, our patients benefit from access to cutting-edge treatments and trials that are shaping the future of cancer care.
We offer select clinical trials with MD Anderson, as well as multiple unique clinical trials from leading pharmaceutical companies, the National Cancer Institute, National Clinical Trials Network, private sector companies and individual physician investigators.
A complete approach to care
Your Multidisciplinary Team
Our patients benefit from an evidence-based, multidisciplinary approach. That means your team is made up of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists who together to work on your specific case.
As part of your treatment, you are also assigned a nurse navigator. Our nurses have specialized training in caring for patients with brain and spine cancer. Your nurse navigator will be there to answer your questions and help you coordinate your appointments.
Brain & Spine Tumor Clinics
Our specialized clinics focus on the complex care needed to treat all aspects of your condition. Within our clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for you - mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Our singularly focused clinics include:
- Glioma Clinic
- Pituitary, Meningioma and Skull Base Clinic
- Metastases and Radiosurgery Clinic
Need Directions? The brain and spine tumor clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 1.
What to expect at
Your First Appointment
As a patient of Baptist MD Anderson, you will meet with a neuro-oncologist. Your team is made up of oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, radiation oncologists, and nurses who are subspecialized, meaning we have an expert for your specific type of cancer. Your oncologist will help you understand your diagnosis and develop your individualized care plan in collaboration with other specialists and experts.
For whatever step is next,
Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You
Our team of experts are ready to help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions, options and decisions through every aspect of your care.
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