What is Neuro-Oncology?

Neuro-oncology includes treatment for patients with cancers of the brain, spine and nervous system. More than 20,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancers of the brain or spinal cord this year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Our team is experienced in handling the most complex conditions. We have a multidisciplinary approach to develop and implement a personalized care plan for each of our patients.


Conditions We Treat

The variety of conditions we see include:

  • Neuroma
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Meningioma
  • Sarcoma
  • Glioblastoma


Neuro-Oncology Symptoms and Treatment

Treatment is based on several factors including the size, location, stage and type of cancer. Your treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of these. Our team of skilled professionals at the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute will work with you in making sure you have the best treatment and care available when you’re facing any type of brain cancer, spine cancer or neuro-oncology diagnosis.

Symptoms of brain cancers, spine cancers, tumors and disorders are similar to other conditions of the brain and nervous system. Headaches that are severe and regularly occurring are one of the most typical symptoms. Problems walking, seeing or balancing, back pain, seizures and nausea are also common symptoms. If you experience these symptoms in combination with other symptoms, it may be time to talk with your doctor.


To Make a Referral Call 501.552.6412. For Emergencies, call our 24/7 access phone at 501.552.2727.