What to Expect
Treatment for brain metastases can include many areas of medicine. For this reason, you will meet a few types of health care team members, including:
- Neurosurgeons (brain and spine surgeon)
- Radiation oncologists (cancer doctor who helps provide radiation treatment)
- Radiation therapists
Your health care team works with your medical oncologist (cancer doctor) to talk about treatment options for your brain metastases.
Your health care team plans your treatment for brain metastases to work with any other treatments you may be getting.
Your health care team at the Brain Metastases Clinic has a team approach. This means you may see different doctors and specialists each time you visit the clinic. But all of the clinic's doctors will know about your unique case and health history. The team members review your files as a group before each of your visits.
Clinical Trials: There may be options for brain metastases patients to take part in clinical trials in this clinic. Please ask a member of your care team if you are interested in hearing more about clinical trials.