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- Results of biopsies, x-rays, or other diagnostic studies you have had
- Information about any prior treatments you have had
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Hartford Hospital is one of the few in New England treating spinal cord tumors and brain tumors with leading edge technologies like stereotactic radiosurgery.
It pinpoints high-dose radiation on tumors in or around the spinal cord and brain, where traditional surgery would be more invasive and dangerous.
A Comprehensive Team Approach to Each Unique Case
Every tumor of the nervous system is unique, and each neuro-oncology patient needs personal, individualized care. A multidisciplinary team of neuro-oncology specialists determines the best course of treatment for each patient situation: neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-pathologists, neuro-oncologists, neuro-radiologists and radiation oncologists. They present each case with an even broader team of specialists at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center Tumor Board, ensuring that every available option is considered in creating the best treatment plan. Our neuro-oncologists also connect patients with clinical trials offering the most promising advances in treating tumors, and many other resources patients (and their families) need.
A Clear Advantage in Medical Technology
Hartford Hospital is a regional leader in treating brain tumors near the speech center with awake craniotomies. It’s just one of many neuro-oncology procedures using the innovative medical technology our team is afforded: functional MRIs (fMRI), MRI spectroscopy (MRI spect), PET scans and CT scans.
Complementing this leading-edge technology is a very caring and personalized approach to caring for the total patient’s needs. Post-treatment, physiatrists assist in developing tools to help with weakness, and neuropsychologists help manage post-chemo and post-radiation brain recovery. Our neuro-oncologists follow up with patients at regular intervals, scheduling surveillance scans and keeping patients on a path of wellbeing.