Cancers/Conditions Treated with Radiosurgery
Here is a partial list of some of the cancers that can be treated by the Novalis Tx/Truebeam radiosurgery system at PAMF.
Acoustic neuromas -- These are noncancerous tumors that develop on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain.
Brain Cancer -- General term for tumors that grow in the brain or around the central nervous center - can either be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous, can spread).
Craniopharyngioma - A type of a benign tumor that develops near the pituitary gland (a small gland at the base of the brain).
Benign tumors - A tumor (mass of cells) that lacks the ability to spread to other organs of the body.
Malignant tumors - A tumor (mass of cells) that has the able to grow progressively larger and spread to other organs of the body
Meningioma - A set of tumors that grow from the meninges, the membrane layer surrounding the central nervous system; most common type of primary brain tumor. Meningiomas are usually benign.
Metastatic disease to the brain - A brain tumor that has developed by the spread of cancer from another part of the body.
Pituitary adenoma - Non-cancerous tumors that form in the pituitary gland, the gland that produces a variety of important hormones
Primary brain tumors - A tumor that starts in the brain.
Recurrent brain tumors - Previously treated tumors that have returned
Liver tumors - Abnormal growth of cells on or in the liver -- can be cancerous or noncancerous.
Lung tumors - Abnormal growth of cells on or in the lungs -- can be cancerous or noncancerous.
Trigeminal neuralgia - Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes electric shock-like pain in parts of the face.
Spinal tumors - Abnormal growth of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord
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