Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells in the brain. Some may be cancerous, while others are not. Brain tumors may cause sudden changes in personality or behavior; seizures; problems with balance, speech, hearing or vision; headaches that become severe; or confusion. Many of these symptoms mimic those of a stroke so it is critical to get help as soon as symptoms occur.
All tumors can change an individual’s lifestyle and quality of life. The team at Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute conduct neurological and imaging tests such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scans (computerized tomography) or PET scans (positron emission tomography) to diagnose brain tumors and work across disciplines with neurosurgeons to collaborate on the best course of treatment for you.
Help Coping with a Brain Tumor Diagnosis
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a brain tumor, you don’t have to face it alone. The Cullather Brain Tumor and Quality of Life Center is a free resource center where our compassionate team helps patients and their families cope with the diagnosis and learn to live with the tumor after treatment. Patients receive free personal consultations to help them understand what to expect, practical help with appointments and referrals, and access to additional resources such as yoga, massage and other healing therapies.