Brain and central nervous system cancer
Brain and central nervous system cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer that can affect all parts of the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord.
We provide the best possible care for patients who are diagnosed with brain and central nervous system cancer. We provide support, information, counselling and education to you and your relatives and carers throughout treatment.
A cancer diagnosis has a great impact on patients and carers, physically, emotionally, and psychologically. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of care for all our patients at every stage in their pathway.
More on what we do
The RD&E works closely with Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to provide diagnostic and oncological services for patients with brain and central nervous system cancers. All surgery is performed at Derriford, which is the regional centre for neurosurgery.
The treatments for brain and central nervous system cancer aim to remove as much of the cancer as possible and try to stop it coming back. The main treatments are surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. All surgery is performed in Derriford at the regional centre for neurosurgery.
FORCE Cancer Charity works locally to support anyone affected by cancer and will work closely with the people involved in your treatment. Find out more about the support FORCE can offer at forcecancercharity.co.uk.