Brain and Spinal Tumor Care at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

When you’re our patient, we don’t just treat your brain or spinal tumor – we treat you. Our world-class oncologists and neurosurgeons use the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments so you have fewer side effects – and better outcomes. And throughout your journey, you’ll have a dedicated neuro-oncology nurse navigator at your side to help you manage your treatment and get the support services you need.

2259.0 miles away

Brain and Spinal Tumor Care at Providence St. Jude Medical Center

When you’re our patient, we don’t just treat your brain or spinal tumor – we treat you. Our world-class oncologists and neurosurgeons use the most advanced, minimally invasive treatments so you have fewer side effects – and better outcomes. And throughout your journey, you’ll have a dedicated neuro-oncology nurse navigator at your side to help you manage your treatment and get the support services you need.

2259.0 miles away

About Brain and Spinal Cancer

Brain and spinal tumors occur when masses or tumors made of cancer cells form within the brain or spinal cord. These growths may affect a person’s ability to think and move. 

Our expert oncology team uses the most effective, leading-edge therapies to treat patients with brain or spinal cancer and their related conditions, including:

  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal tumor

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.

Testing and Diagnostics

Your doctors use many diagnostic and prognostic tools to determine which therapies work best to treat your cancer. Taking into account factors specific to your case, like cancer type and the genetic or molecular profile of the tumor, these tools may include one or more of the following:

  • Biopsy
  • Bone scan
  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
  • MRI
  • PET/CT scan

Why Choose Us for Your Brain and Spinal Cancer Care?

As our patient, you have access to the best specialists, robust research and a full range of support services for you and your loved ones – all close to home. We’re able to minimize the time between your diagnosis and treatment with coordinated, whole-person care that always puts you first.

Your personalized treatment plan depends on unique factors, from your diagnosis to your preferences. Your local oncologists meet regularly with other regional experts to discuss your case. These multidisciplinary tumor boards help us ensure you’re getting the very best treatment, so you don’t have to visit another doctor or specialist yourself.

One thing most patients can count on is that cancer care takes a team! Your multidisciplinary team may include neuro-oncologists, radiation oncologists and a nurse navigator. If you need surgery as part of your treatment, our world-class neurosurgeons use the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques. This includes NeuroBlate robotic laser therapy, which uses heat to destroy brain tumors. Our doctors also use intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (iMRI), which helps give them a better view of the brain during surgery.

Cancer doesn’t discriminate, but access to great care hasn’t always been the same for everyone. At Providence St. Jude Medical Center, we are deeply committed to making sure every patient we treat has access to the best care. One way we do so is through our St. Jude Neighborhood Health Centers, which provide mobile health services.

We value, respect and support the racial, ethnic, religious, spiritual, gender and sexual identities of each member of our diverse communities. In keeping with our Mission, Providence offers financial assistance programs that provide free and low-cost care to those who are eligible.

We are part of the Providence Cancer Institute in Orange County, which features world-class oncologists in four hospitals. As our patient, you have access to the largest community-based cancer network in the United States. This means that your local cancer care team shares knowledge and experience with other world-class clinicians across 51 hospitals in seven states. The power of our network is one of the reasons more than 1,400 newly diagnosed cancer patients choose Providence St. Jude Medical Center each year.

Providence is known for offering options – and hope – to patients seeking advanced therapies to treat their brain or spinal cancer. We partner with the Providence Research Center and other cancer research organizations. As our patient, you can participate in one of our many clinical trials. These include FDA-regulated trials to develop new cancer therapies, such as testing a device to treat glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor.

Accreditations

We are proud to see our dedication to our patients recognized by the most well-respected programs and institutions in the United States. Providence St. Jude Medical Center received the prestigious American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet designation for fostering an environment of collaboration and quality patient care. Our center has achieved the following recognitions:

Supporting Our Cancer Patients

Part of treating your illness means supporting and empowering you as a whole person – body, mind and spirit. We provide you with a wide range of support services beyond conventional treatment to help you and your loved ones through your treatment journey as comfortably as possible. Depending on your personal needs, this may include one or more of the following:

  • Advanced imaging services
  • Cancer rehabilitation program
  • Chaplain services
  • Clinical social worker services
  • Community liaison services
  • Family caregiver resource center
  • Fertility preservation
  • Financial counseling
  • Genetic counseling
  • Integrative medicine
  • Interpreter services
  • Lymphedema services
  • Marriage/family therapy
  • Mobile health clinic
  • Oncology nurse navigation
  • Oncology-certified dietitian services
  • Outpatient infusion center
  • Palliative care
  • Research and clinical trials
  • Senior support services
  • Support groups
  • Survivorship program
  • Transportation services
  • Women’s health services
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The Power of Our Network

Part of the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

From diagnosis to recovery and beyond, we’re with our patients every step of the way. We’ve integrated three nationally accredited cancer programs – Mission, St. Joseph and St. Jude – to provide you with:

  • Board-certified cancer specialists who collaborate across locations to provide convenient, connected care close to your home or work.
  • Innovative screening that can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.
  • Patient navigators for each cancer type who will help you manage your treatment and find the resources you need.

Learn More About the Providence Cancer Institute of Orange County

Find Clinical Trials

Are you looking for a clinical trial for yourself or for a patient? We’d love to help you find one!

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