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Brain and Spinal Cord Cancer

Our doctors are experts at treating brain and spinal cord tumors. We work with neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, specialists from radiology, pathology, neuro-oncology and radiation oncology to ensure that you get the best, most compassionate care.

There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. A primary tumor is one that starts in the brain or spinal cord. A metastatic tumor starts somewhere else and spreads to the brain or spinal cord.

Types of cancer that can spread to the brain are:

  • Melanoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Lung and kidney cancer 

Types of cancer that can spread to the spinal cord are:

  • Lymphoma
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast and prostate cancer 

If our experts think you might have a spinal cord or brain tumor, they might do a biopsy, removing a small sample of tissue for testing.

Please visit the Knight Cancer Institute website to learn more about spinal cancer, brain cancer and treatment options.

Schedule an Appointment

503 418-9888

Locations

Center for Health & Healing
3303 S.W. Bond Avenue, 8th Floor
Portland, Oregon  97239

OHSU Spine Center at Cornell West
1500 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite 195
Beaverton, OR 97006