Neurological Cancer Treatment
Proven excellence in cancer care
Cancer is challenging enough, but the news that you might have a tumor in your brain, spinal cord or other portions of the nervous system can be especially hard to hear. We focus on delivering quality, compassionate neurological cancer care that meets your individual needs during and after treatment.
You can use the combined services of neurology, neurosurgery and the Cancer Center to access both surgical and non-surgical cancer treatment options. A dedicated team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists will assess your individual situation and quickly develop an effective plan of action.
In addition, each neurological cancer patient is assigned his or her own care coordinator who will personally guide them through the diagnosis, treatment and recovery process.
How is neurological cancer treated?
There are many options for treating neurological cancer:
- Invasive and non-invasive surgery to remove or destroy tumors
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and the latest Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) from Mercy’s radiation oncologists
- Chemotherapy to deliver medication to destroy or slow the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells and shrink tumors