The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 23,000 cases of malignant brain or spinal cord tumors are diagnosed in the United States each year. Survival rates for central nervous system (CNS) tumors are largely dependent on the tumor's size and location, in addition to how old you are at the time of diagnosis. Brain tumors tend to be quite different in adults than they are in children. If you have a family history of brain cancer, have been exposed to radiation (due to past cancer treatments) or certain chemicals, or have an immune system disorder, you may be at a higher than average risk of developing a brain tumor. Adult brain cancer is most common in Caucasians.
Diagnostic Testing for Brain Cancer in the Tampa Bay Area
At Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida, we offer a variety of diagnostic testing and imaging services for the early detection of brain cancer. In addition to MRI, PET/CT, MR angiography, and other state-of-the-art services offered at our outpatient imaging facility, we also offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic services, including:
- Cerebral angiography
- Electroencephalogram (EEG)
- Neurological examination
Treatments for Brain Cancer at Mease Countryside Hospital
Patients receive superior levels of care from the board-certified oncologists at Mease Countryside Hospital. We believe in helping our patients understand their condition so they can make informed, confident decisions regarding their cancer treatment path. The following nonsurgical, outpatient treatments are offered in the comforting, compassionate atmosphere of our facility in Safety Harbor, FL:
- Combination chemotherapy
- Systemic chemotherapy
- Biologic therapy
For a referral to a board-certified oncologist, please call the BayCare Customer Service Center at (727) 462-7500 or find a specialist near you.