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
Craig W. Donaldson, MD

Craig W. Donaldson, MD

Radiation Oncology
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(3) Cedar City, Riverton, St. George

M. Heather Gilbert, MD

M. Heather Gilbert, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(3) Cedar City, Logan, St. George

Derrick S. Haslem, MD
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(2) Logan, St. George

Karen Y. Lin, MD

Karen Y. Lin, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(2) Logan, St. George

Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(2) Logan, St. George

Brian P. Tudor, MD

Brian P. Tudor, MD

Hematology/Oncology
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Locations(3) Cedar City, Logan, St. George

Berkeley G. Bate, MD

Berkeley G. Bate, MD

Neurosurgery
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Location St. George

Benjamin D. Fox, MD

Benjamin D. Fox, MD

Neurosurgery
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Location St. George

Jotham C. Manwaring, MD
Member Intermountain Medical Group

Location St. George