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 often speak of "brain tumors" rather than "brain cancers."

Treatment options

At Dixie Regional Medical Center and the The Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute, we have a team of experts trained in the treatment of brain tumors. The are a variety of options available, such as:
  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
Berkeley G. Bate, MD

Berkeley G. Bate, MD

Specialty Neurosurgery
Intermountain Medical Group
Craig W. Donaldson, MD

Craig W. Donaldson, MD

Specialty Radiation Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group
Benjamin D. Fox, MD

Benjamin D. Fox, MD

Specialty Neurosurgery
Intermountain Medical Group
M. Heather Gilbert, MD

M. Heather Gilbert, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group
Derrick S. Haslem, MD

Derrick S. Haslem, MD

Specialty Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group
Karen Y. Lin, MD

Karen Y. Lin, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group
Jotham C. Manwaring, MD

Jotham C. Manwaring, MD

Specialty Neurosurgery
Intermountain Medical Group
Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD

Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD

Specialty Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group
Brian P. Tudor, MD

Brian P. Tudor, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Intermountain Medical Group