May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the devastating disease and promoting education about prevention, detection, and treatment options. As one of the leading providers of neurosurgical care in the Orlando area, we at Orlando Neurosurgery want to use this opportunity to share some important facts about brain cancer and the advancements in treatment.
Brain cancer is a complex disease that occurs when cells in the brain grow abnormally and form tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, nearly 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor, and an estimated 87,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are diagnosed each year. Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in people under the age of 20 and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in people over the age of 65.
Treatment options for brain cancer depend on various factors, including the type, location, and size of the tumor. Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are some of the most common treatments used to manage brain cancer. Advances in medical technology have led to more targeted and precise treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgery, which uses high-energy radiation beams to destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.
At Orlando Neurosurgery, we offer a comprehensive range of neurosurgical services for the treatment of brain cancer, including minimally invasive surgeries, awake craniotomies, and laser ablation therapy. Our team of experienced neurosurgeons, oncologists, and other healthcare professionals work together to provide personalized care to each patient and ensure the best possible outcomes.
Brain Cancer Awareness Month is a time to honor those who have been affected by this devastating disease and raise awareness about the importance of early detection and access to quality care. By promoting education and funding research, we can continue to make progress in the fight against brain cancer and improve the lives of those who are impacted by this disease.
We urge everyone to take some time this May to learn more about brain cancer and the ways in which we can support those who are affected. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with brain cancer, don't hesitate to seek help from a qualified healthcare professional. Together, we can work towards a world without brain cancer.