Surgery is a common treatment for brain cancer, but this approach isn’t always possible. Radiation oncologist Rosalyn Morrell, MD, treats brain cancer with radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiosurgery, at CenterPoint Radiation Oncology in Beverly Hills, California. For the highest-quality care in radiation therapy for brain cancer, call the radiation-oncology facility or book an appointment online today.
Brain cancer is when a tumor, which is a mass of abnormal cells, grows in your brain. Primary brain tumors begin in your brain and secondary (metastatic) brain tumors originate in other parts of your body and spread to the brain.
At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, Dr. Morrell provides patient-centered care for many types of brain cancer, including meningiomas and metastatic brain tumors.
Brain cancer symptoms can vary widely. Depending on the size and location of the tumor, you may experience the following signs and symptoms:
Early detection typically allows for a greater range of treatment options for fighting brain cancer. Make an appointment with your oncologist if you experience ongoing brain cancer symptoms.
Brain cancer treatment often involves a multidisciplinary team of experts. At CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, Dr. Morrell works cooperatively with other specialists, including neurologists and oncologists, to ensure you receive the most effective treatment.
Depending on the type, size, and location of your brain tumor, treatment may include:
Dr. Morrell specializes in stereotactic radiosurgery, which isn’t a traditional form of surgery because it doesn’t involve cutting. Instead of using a scalpel, radiosurgery uses highly focused beams of radiation to destroy cancerous cells in a very small area.
Radiation therapy uses high-frequency energy beams, like X-rays or protons, to kill cancer cells. Dr. Morrell may use radiation therapy to treat the entire brain or only the area where a tumor is present.
Whole-brain radiation therapy is more common in cases of metastatic brain cancer, when the cancerous cells spread from another part of the body. Precise treatments like stereotactic radiosurgery can target and destroy tumors in sensitive areas of the brain where surgery isn’t an option.
For more individualized treatment of brain cancer, call CenterPoint Radiation Oncology, or book an appointment online today.