Brain cancer care in Portsmouth
At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, you can expect to receive exceptional care to manage your brain cancer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Our multidisciplinary approach to brain cancer treatment means you'll work with a team of diverse medical professionals who collaborate to develop a plan to meet your unique needs.
To learn more about our services for brain cancer, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling (888) 421-1080.
Types of brain tumors
Primary brain cancers originate in or next to the brain. Secondary brain cancers result from cancers that begin in another part of the body and spread to the brain. Brain cancers are described by the types of cells in the tumor. Each grows differently and requires its own particular treatment.
Because the rigid skull offers no space for tumors to expand, brain tumors—whether cancerous or noncancerous—often press on normal tissues or the spine, affecting areas of the brain that control movement, speech, sight or other key functions.
Symptoms of brain tumors often include unusual headaches or trouble seeing, but these symptoms can vary and may not become apparent until the tumor has grown large enough to create unexplained changes in behavior or health.
Other head, neck and neurological cancers
Cancers of other structures and organs in the head, neck and nervous system may be treated in multiple ways, including our minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques.
Brain cancer treatment
Your brain tumor treatment comes from a multidisciplinary team, including physicians from medical oncology, neurological care and other medical specialties. Portsmouth Regional's Cancer Care Center offers innovative approaches to treatment, including:
- Cancer surgery and minimally invasive neurosurgery incorporating the Brainlab® image-guidance platform—advanced technology you'll find only at Portsmouth Regional Hospital—to precisely target brain tumors and spare surrounding tissue
- Chemotherapy, biotherapy and infusion (medical oncology) resources in our welcoming, comfortable Infusion Center
- Wide spectrum of radiation therapies delivered by the best specialists in the region