Neurological Oncology at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Center

When you need care for a brain, cranial or spine tumor, the neurological cancer experts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital provide everything you need. Our team includes neurosurgeons and cancer doctors who are part of St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care. Your care team talks with you and your family to find the best treatment plan for you. Here you get advanced, high-quality cancer care close to home.

2414.0 miles away

Neurological Oncology at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Center

When you need care for a brain, cranial or spine tumor, the neurological cancer experts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital provide everything you need. Our team includes neurosurgeons and cancer doctors who are part of St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care. Your care team talks with you and your family to find the best treatment plan for you. Here you get advanced, high-quality cancer care close to home.

2414.0 miles away

Meet the Team

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.

Conditions We Treat

Our cancer specialists are skilled at treating many types of neurological cancers, including:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cranial tumors
  • Complex spinal diseases
  • Movement disorders
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Spinal tumors

Patient Resources

At Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, we provide the information and support you and your family need during your cancer journey. Our resources include:

Why Choose Providence for Your Brain and Nervous System Cancer Care?

Every year, fellowship-trained specialists at our brain tumor centers of excellence treat thousands of patients just like you. With such deep experience, you know you’re in the most capable hands. Here are even more reasons so many tumor patients trust Providence for their care:

No two patients are alike. This is why we take a personalized approach to treating cancer of the nervous system, which includes the brain and spine. Our multidisciplinary tumor boards bring together your oncologists, neurologists and other experts to collaborate on your diagnosis and treatment. We also offer a Providence Molecular Tumor Board, which evaluates your genomic and clinical information to find the best genetically matched treatment for you. Your oncologists and neurologists will work with you to design a care plan that fits your needs. It’s an approach that combines leading-edge treatment with the compassionate care Providence is known for.

We take a team-based approach to treating cancer of the brain and spine, and we perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. Your team may treat you with Gamma Knife, a technology that precisely targets tumors with high-dose radiation beams. Or your specialists may recommend surgery, such as open surgery or neuroendoscopy. A neuroendoscopy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses a small incision to remove a tumor. Depending on your cancer and treatment, your care team may include specialists such as neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists, neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, oncology nurse navigators and rehabilitation specialists.

Learn more about the experts who make up our multidisciplinary cancer care teams.

We provide you and your family with a full range of support services that go well beyond conventional treatment, from genetic counseling and education to nutrition and pain management. Our rehabilitation therapies – such as speech, occupational and physical therapy – help you regain mental and physical strength following treatment. And because cancer can be an emotional strain, we care for your mind and spirit as well as your body. We offer counseling services and support groups so you can connect with fellow patients and share your journey.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great brain and nervous system cancer care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best cancer care. We offer various location-specific services to help our patients receive equitable care, such as translation for non-English-speaking patients, telehealth and transportation assistance. We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and spiritual identities of each member of our diverse community. And, in keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

As a patient at Providence, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. Being part of a collaborative network means that your local care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The extent and power of our network is one of the reasons more than 2,000 new brain and nervous system cancer patients – and 50,000 new cancer patients overall – choose Providence each year.

Providence is well known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking the most advanced procedures and therapies to treat brain and nervous system cancers. As a patient, you have the opportunity to participate in one of more than 35 clinical trials for brain tumors conducted across the Providence network.

The Power of Our Network

Part of Providence Northern California

For over 100 years, our patients throughout Sonoma, Napa and Humboldt counties have been at the heart of everything we do:

  • On a mission to improve outcomes for each and every one of our patients, we partner with cancer research organizations to provide you with the highest-quality care.
  • Our Round Barn Cancer Center in Santa Rosa offers patients leading-edge clinical trials.
  • Our nurse navigators can help you find transportation and low-cost temporary lodging if you need to travel for treatment.

Learn More About Providence Northern California

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