May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Since being established in 2008, community organizations and support groups honor this time with increased efforts to raise awareness of brain tumors, increase funding for research and educate the public on symptoms and treatment options.

There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, and while all are not necessarily fatal, any brain tumor should be considered a serious health condition.

Treatment options for brain tumors may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these therapies. For some patients, stereotactic radiosurgery is also an option.

Oklahoma CyberKnife treats malignant and benign brain tumors, as well as metastatic cancer in the brain, with stereotactic radiosurgery using CyberKnife®.

For patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or multiple brain metastases, CyberKnife offers an important treatment option. Stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife does not require incisions or sedation, and treatment is complete in one to five outpatient treatment sessions.

Read more about CyberKnife treatment for brain tumors here or visit the National Brain Tumor Society for additional information and support resources.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.