Brain tumors are the most common type of solid tumors in children younger than age 15. They account for about 20% of all cancers diagnosed in this age group.
Children and teenagers need brain tumor care tailored to their needs. Our Neuro Oncology Clinic works to offer the best outcomes and the highest possible quality of life after treatment.
The Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Neuro Oncology Clinic is Kentucky’s only multidisciplinary pediatric spinal cord and brain tumor treatment program. The multidisciplinary clinic brings board-certified and fellowship-trained brain tumor specialists from across the Norton Children’s network together in one convenient location. These specialists include a neuroradiologist, neuro-oncologist, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neurologists, pathologists and a psychologist. This approach ensures a varied team of physicians can discuss the latest research and treatment options for your child.
Brain Tumor Types We Treat
Terms such as “benign” or “malignant” don’t properly describe spinal cord or brain tumors. A tumor may be considered benign or noncancerous, but a slow-growing, benign tumor can create serious issues for a growing child given the tight confines of the skull around the brain or the vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord.
- Benign spine and spinal cord tumors
- Malignant brain tumors and brain cancer
- Malignant spine and spinal cord tumors
- Metastatic brain tumors
- Pituitary tumors
- Skull base tumors
Why Choose Norton Children’s for Your Child’s Brain Tumor Care?
Your family is an important part of the treatment decision-making process. The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians at Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Neuro Oncology Clinic care for families in a comprehensive, convenient and caring atmosphere.
- Collaborative multidisciplinary care – Our specialists meet to review diagnostic imaging and discuss a collaborative treatment plan for each patient.
- Convenience – Meet with all physicians and specialists in one location.
- Integrated rehabilitation facility – Children benefit from treatment in our integrated rehabilitation facility. Our rehab team includes physical and occupational therapists who begin therapy as early as possible during treatment to give patients the greatest benefit.
- Whole-child care – A brain tumor or spinal tumor diagnosis can be stressful for a child and family. We are committed to supporting all physical and psychosocial needs.