Cancer can begin in any organ or tissue in the body. When cancer spreads to the brain from another part of the body, it causes metastatic brain tumors.
When cancer has metastasized, it may be treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy, hormone therapy, surgery, cryosurgery, or a combination of these. Many metastatic brain tumors can be completely removed surgically.
The choice of treatment generally depends on:
- The type of primary cancer
- The size and location of the metastatic tumor
- A patient’s age and general health
- The types of treatments a patient has already had
Many patients who come to the Ivy Brain Tumor Center with metastatic brain tumors have received treatment for their primary cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.
Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment550 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Affiliated clinic: Cranial, Spine and Joint Clinic at Providence Everett
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The Ivy Center has a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and social workers who specialize in treating people with benign and malignant brain tumors.
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Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.
At the Ivy Center, patients and their families have access to a wide range of support services provided by the Integrative Clinical Social Worker.