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Ben and Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment

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Once you’ve been told you have a brain tumor, it’s vital to move quickly toward a treatment plan. At the Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment, we are able to review medical records and scans prior to your visit to Seattle to determine if we are able to recommend a different care plan than what your current physician has already provided to you. In many cases, people who come to us for a second opinion have received treatment options based on limited options in their areas.

The Ivy Center has a special focus on glioblastomas, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer. Often, patients come to us for a second opinion when they’ve been told nothing more can be done for them. While there is not yet a cure for glioblastomas, we have been able to help many of these patients live longer with a better quality of life.

We also have an outstanding brain cancer research program. Through our clinical trials, we are often able to offer people treatment that's not widely available.

If you need a second opinion, call 206-320-2300 to make an appointment now. If you do not live in the Seattle area, you may send your medical records, images and test results to us. In most cases, we can review them and get back to you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.