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Intermountain Medical Center
5121 Cottonwood Street
Murray, UT 84107

(801) 507-3800
(866) 500-1530

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What are Brain Tumors?

Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells that have grown out of control. Although brain tumors rarely spread to other parts of the body, most of them can spread through the brain tissue. Even so-called benign tumors can, as they grow, destroy and compress normal brain tissue, causing damage that is often disabling and sometimes fatal. For this reason, doctors usually speak of "brain tumors" rather than "brain cancers." You can learn more about brain tumors from the American Brain Tumor Association.

Cancerous brain and spinal cord tumors are the second most common cancers affecting children. Brain tumors develop most often in children younger than age 10; however, the chance of getting brain or nervous system cancer increases in middle-aged and elderly adults.​

The Intermountain Team

At Intermountain Medical Center we combine the most recent advances in brain tumor treatment with an individualized approach in order to promote the best possible outcome. Our physicians have specialized training in neuro-oncology (brain tumor treatment) and radiation oncology. Our surgeons are part of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) Network Cancer Program.

Brain tumor treatment options we offer include:

Treatment Locations

Here is a breakdown of which services are available at our various treatment locations around the Salt Lake Valley:

Service Intermountain Medical Center LDS Hospital Alta View Hospital Riverton Hospital
Radiation Therapy
Gamma Knife
Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
Patient Navigation
Clinical Trials

Supportive Services

We also offer many additional services for cancer patients. While these many not be located within each hospital, every Intermountain Healthcare cancer patient has access to these services, regardless of where you have surgery or treatment:

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