The abnormal growth of cells in the brain may lead to tumors. These tumors may be benign or malignant (cancerous). However, even benign brain tumors are very serious, because they can cause inflammation or obstructions that restrict blood flow and cause damage to other parts of the brain.
If you are diagnosed with a benign brain tumor, your care team – typically your primary care doctor, neurologist and radiologist – will develop a treatment plan. Main treatments include brain surgery and/or radiation therapy as well as drugs that help reduce swelling and promote healing. Benign brain tumors are almost always treatable.
If you are diagnosed with a malignant (cancerous) brain tumor, you can count on Novant Health Cancer Center, one of the largest cancer centers in the Carolinas, to help you through the emotional, spiritual and physical challenges that cancer presents.
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