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Treatments for Brain Cancer and Brain Tumors at Emory Winship

What Do I Do If I Have a Brain Tumor?

If you are diagnosed with a brain tumor, the highly-qualified and world-renowned specialists at Winship and Emory's Department of Neurological Surgery can help.
Because feelings of stress and anxiety commonly follow diagnosis, it may help to write your questions on paper and bring them to the doctor's office with you on your visit. The NCI suggests several questions you may wish to ask about your tumor:
  • What type of brain tumor do I have?
  • Is it benign or malignant?
  • What is the grade of the tumor?
  • What are my treatment choices? Which do you recommend for me? Why?
  • What are the benefits of each kind of treatment?
  • What are the risks and possible side effects of each treatment?
  • What is the treatment likely to cost?
  • How will treatment affect my normal activities?
  • Would a clinical trial (research study) be appropriate for me? Can you help me find one?

What Treatment Does Winship Offer?

The brain tumor program at Winship is a world-renowned medical and research center specializing treating patients with brain tumors. We offer a range of treatments for neurological disorders:

  • Specialized PET imaging  that allows us to diagnose and treat more accurately
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgery
  • On site radiation oncology (including stereotactic radiosurgery and IMRT)   
  • Treatment for pituitary tumors
  • Surgery including craniotomy for brain tumors 
  • Language preservation through awake craniotomy mapping
  • Motor skills preservation through intraoperative cortical and subcortical mapping
  • Complex skull base surgery
  • Spinal Radiosurgery for treatment of brain tumors and metastatic tumors of the spine resulting from various types of cancer