Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the spinal column. A malignant brain tumor made up of cancer cells may spread to other locations in the brain or spinal cord, but seldom spreads to other areas of the body.
Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand brain and spinal cord tumors and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
Justin Anderson never imagined that a splitting headache was a symptom of brain cancer, let alone the motivational path to a life-affirming journey to Mount Everest.