A brain tumor is a disease in which cells grow uncontrollably in the brain. The term brain cancer usually refers to malignant tumors. These can invade nearby tissue and can spread (or metastasize) to other parts of the body. A benign tumor does not spread, but it can continue to grow and press structures near it, causing symptoms.
There are two main types of brain cancer:
- Primary brain tumor: This cancer begins in the brain. It can be either malignant or benign. A small benign tumor in a bad location can cause significant problems.
- Secondary or metastatic brain tumor: This cancer has spread to the brain from another site in the body. All metastatic tumors are malignant
Moore Regional Hospital offers brain cancer treatment including chemotherapy, oral chemotherapy, radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, surgery, biologic therapy, monoclonal antibody therapy and support for patients with brain cancer in NC.
In addition, FirstHealth has a highly qualified team of neurosurgeons on staff and offers StealthStation, a GPS for brain and spinal tumors that guides the surgeon to the exact tumor location and ensures the correct amount is removed without harming nearby muscle, tissue, nerves or blood vessels.
Located in North Carolina, let our oncology specialists provide you with more information about brain cancer treatment and therapy. Our brain cancer specialists are standing by to provide you with information, resources, consultation and answer any questions you may have about brain cancer and the types of treatment available. We provide effective brain cancer treatment at our cancer center in NC including the Pinehurst, Sanford, Raeford, Laurinburg, Lumberton, Troy, Rockingham regions and beyond.