OverviewBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Mayo Clinic in Florida offers a comprehensive program to diagnose and treat patients with tumors of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Our specialists also care for cancer patients whose tumors have spread, or metastasized, to the brain, meninges, spinal cord or vertebral column and peripheral nerves.
The Neuro-Oncology Program offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach that involves a comprehensive evaluation of the patient's disease and associated symptoms by physicians who have extensive experience managing nervous system cancer. Treatment programs are tailored to each individual patient and take into account the patient's and family's needs while providing state-of-the-art care and access to new developments and appropriate clinical trials.
Cancer patients who develop neurologic complications as a result of their disease or treatment can also be evaluated. These problems might include unexplained neurologic conditions, stroke, paraneoplastic diseases, infections, encephalopathy, myelopathy and neuropathy.
When appropriate, each patient's diagnosis and treatment plan is reviewed by a medical team that includes physicians from Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuroradiology and Neuropathology. The team is supported by an experienced and dedicated Neurosurgical, Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Physics and Nursing staff. Patients also benefit from the availability of comprehensive pain management, physical medicine and neuropsychological services.
Follow-up care is available at Mayo Clinic. Efforts are made to coordinate care with the patient's primary or local physicians.