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Information From Your Local Anchorage Radiation Oncology Experts

Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center is proud to offer effective treatment options for operable or inoperable brain tumors. Our CyberKnife treatment center is the first and only Anchorage oncology center to deliver precise and effective radiation treatment for brain cancer. You will find caring cancer experts at our center who will ensure that you know and understand all of your brain cancer treatment options so that you can make an informed choice about the most effective treatment plan for you that will give you your best hope against brain cancer.

What Is Brain Cancer?

Brain tumors can be malignant (composed of cancerous cells) or benign (mainly non-cancerous cells). There are two major categories of brain cancer, but both involve an unnatural and rapid growth of cells in the brain.

  1. PRIMARY TUMOR – About 35,000 people each year experience primary brain cancer when a normal cell in the brain, such as a glioma cell, multiplies to form a tumor.
  2. SECONDARY TUMOR – When cancer starts somewhere else in the body and then moves through the bloodstream to form tumors in the brain, it’s called metastatic brain cancer. Lung, colon, kidney and breast cancers most commonly spread to the brain.  

Brain Tumor Symptoms

Brain cancer symptoms may start mildly and worsen as the tumor grows. They can be general or specific based on the size and location of the tumor. If you have any symptoms, be sure to contact your doctor. The most common symptoms of brain tumors include:

  • Headaches, which can get worse in early morning or with activity
  • Seizures or convulsions:
    1. MYOCLONIC – involve muscle twitches, jerks and spasms
    2. GRAND MAL – involve passing out, and a short 30-second period of not breathing. After, you may be sleepy, confused, weak, numb, and have a headache
    3. SENSORY – where you’ll find a change in sensation, vision, smell and/or hearing without losing consciousness
    4. COMPLEX – partial can cause a loss of awareness or a partial or total loss of consciousness and/or twitching
  • Memory loss or changes
  • Changes in personality
  • Nausea or vomiting, fatigue, and dizziness
  • Changes or loss of vision, hearing, difficulty swallowing

Contact Alaska CyberKnife Center For More Information Today

The experts at the Alaska CyberKnife Center are ready to help you cope with your brain cancer diagnosis one step at a time. Find out your options today by calling 907-771-0517 today. One of our Board Certified cancer specialists can talk to you right now and provide a free phone consultation. Or, use our online contact form to reach out to us with your questions or to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and explaining how the Alaska CyberKnife Center can best treat your brain cancer at our Anchorage Cancer Facility and offer you the best chance to win your fight against cancer. Find out more about brain cancer:

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