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Brain & Spinal Tumor Program

Brain and spine tumors demand expert care. With Temple's Brain & Spinal Tumor Program, you'll find the experience and expertise you need and want. Temple Neurosurgery, in collaboration with Fox Chase Cancer Center, can help diagnose and treat all types of brain and spinal cord tumors, malignancies and complications caused by cancer.

Brain and spinal cord tumors are rare — less than one percent of people in the U.S. will ever develop a primary cancerous tumor (a tumor that originates in) the brain or on the spine. Because cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (benign) tumors can both affect almost every way your body functions, from thinking and moving to talking and breathing, hearing you have a brain or spinal tumor can feel overwhelming. It’s natural to have many questions about how your diagnosis and treatment will affect your life. We’re here with answers, support and compassion every step of the way.

Treatment Options

Malignant and benign tumors require different treatments. That's why accurate diagnosis is so important for choosing the most effective treatment. Our neurosurgical and cancer specialists use state-of-the-art technology and tools to diagnosis the type of tumor and how advanced it is.

Treating tumors quickly is essential. That's why you can often see a neurosurgeon the same day as your diagnosis or the next business day at one of Temple Neurosurgery’s two locations — Temple University Hospital or Jeanes Hospital. We offer minimally invasive surgeries, which can help you heal faster with less pain, along with advanced techniques such as brain mapping for a more precise procedure. Innovative nonsurgical treatments may be an option, as well as cutting-edge clinical trials. You have comprehensive care you need, close to home.

Personalized Care from a Team of Trusted Specialists

When you choose our Brain & Spinal Tumor Program, you're choosing the expertise and resources of two of the most respected healthcare providers in the Delaware Valley, Temple Health and Fox Chase Cancer Center. Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of only 49 U.S. hospitals designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute and Temple University Hospital is one of the region's most respected academic medical centers.

From diagnosis through treatment and recovery and in life after cancer, you have a team of specialists on your side every step of the way. Our brain and spinal tumor specialists — neurosurgery, neurological oncology and radiation oncology along with support specialists — work together with the goal of providing the best treatment possible for your cancer.

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Clinical Trials for Cancer Care

You may benefit from participating in a clinical trial (research study) by having access to new cancer treatments and options not otherwise available.

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