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  • Brain Tumors

    Knowing what treatment is right for you starts with understanding what kind of brain tumor you have. Our doctors are dedicated to understanding the type of tumor you have, so they can define a treatment plan based around your individual needs.

    Understanding Brain Tumors

    A brain tumor is a growth caused by abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Some are benign, others malignant. These growths get their names from either the types of cells that they are, or from where they tend to occur.

    An Integrated, Personalized Treatment Plan

    Mount Sinai West’s team of top, interdisciplinary brain treatment specialists combines the best in technology and modern medicine with the most personalized attention possible. The location of your brain tumor helps to determine which neurologic team is best for your treatment. The result is an integrated treatment plan designed just for you, to attack your specific brain tumor from many angles, all working together to speed your recovery.

    Most Common Brain Tumors

    Below are brief descriptions of the most common brain tumors, with more descriptions provided by the National Cancer Institute.

    Acoustic neuroma: A benign tumor affecting the vestibular nerve and causing hearing loss, a ringing in the ear, and occasionally unsteadiness. Meet your acoustic neuroma treatment team.

    Colloid cyst: The most common brain tumor located within the third ventricle. A colloid cyst is a benign tumor that can cause a blockage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), leading to increased intracranial pressure.

    Ependymoma: A type of brain tumor that originates from the ventricular lining of the brain.

    Glioma: A brain cancer that begins in the glial cells that surround and support nerve cells.

    Hemangioblastoma: A usually non-cancerous brain tumor made up of stem cells that the body uses to make blood vessels or blood cells.

    Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor that forms in the thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord.

    Metastatic: Any tumor resulting from the spread of cancer to another part of the body from where it started.

    Pituitary: A normally benign brain tumor that forms in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ at the base of the brain above the back of the nose that makes hormones that affect other glands and many body functions, especially growth.

    Skull base: Any tumor that starts at the base of the skull through which the spinal cord and major blood vessels and nerves pass.

    Learn more about brain tumors and Mount Sinai West’s Brain Tumor Center.

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