Specializing in Brain Cancer Treatment in Augusta, GA
Research shows that patients with brain tumors who are treated in high-volume, academic-based medical centers like ours have reduced risk of surgical complications and increased survival.
Cancer care can be complex, but the neuro-oncology clinic makes it simple with the region’s only multidisciplinary clinic for brain tumors.
Our healthcare team uses the most sophisticated technology and procedures available to treat complex cancers of the brain, head, neck, and central nervous system. The Brain Tumor Center is at the forefront of advances to prolong and improve the quality of life for patients with every type of malignant brain tumor, including glioblastomas, gliomas, spinal tumors and metastatic tumors.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Advanced diagnostic equipment, including CT scans, MRIs, PET scans, single photon computed tomography (SPECT) and stereotactic biopsy, to diagnose tumors in hard-to-reach areas of the brain
- Advanced neurosurgery
- Optune - an electrical circuit therapy device that has been shown in clinical trials to deliver continuous therapy to the area of your brain where your tumor is located.
- Gamma Knife Perfexion with Extend, the latest technology to treat hard-to-reach brain tumors without an incision
- Chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
- Clinical trials, including cancer vaccines and focused drug therapies
- Diet and lifestyle recommendations
- Image Boutique, offering supplies to help survivors look and feel their best
- Brain Tumor Support Group
- Mental and spiritual health counseling
- Symptom management
Types of Brain Cancer
There are three main types of brain cancer.
- Meningiomas. These brain tumors develop in the meninges, also known as the lining of the brain. They start as benign and then slowly grow over time, normally affecting individuals in their 70s or 80s.
- Astrocytomas. These brain tumors develop in the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain. Astrocytomas can invoke changes in behavior and cause seizures.
- Oligodendrogliomas. These brain tumors develop in the brain cells that protect nerves. They are slow growing and don’t spread to other areas of the brain.
Schedule a Visit with One of Our Oncologists
The first step in treating your brain cancer is to visit with one of our oncologists. We will collect your medical history and order imaging tests. This will help us determine whether radiation therapy, chemotherapy or surgery is the right option to treat your brain cancer in Augusta.