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

Specialty Radiation Oncology
Gender Male
M. Heather Gilbert, MD

M. Heather Gilbert, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Gender Female
Derrick S. Haslem, MD

Derrick S. Haslem, MD

Specialty Oncology
Gender Male
Karen Y. Lin, MD

Karen Y. Lin, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Gender Female
Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD

Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD

Specialty Oncology
Gender Male
Brian P. Tudor, MD

Brian P. Tudor, MD

Specialty Hematology/Oncology
Gender Male