Neuro-oncology doctors in Austin, Texas

At St. David's HealthCare, the neuro-oncology team is committed to providing you with comprehensive care for a wide range of brain cancers. As part of Sarah Cannon, we also ensure you have access to a network that reaches more than 120,000 patients each year. From diagnostics to cancer rehabilitation, we are there to walk with you through every step of the journey.

To learn more about our brain cancer services, please call our askSARAH help line at (512) 840-6032.

Types of brain cancer we treat

We offer a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of brain and spine tumors. We provide cancer care for the following conditions:

  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Ependymomas
  • Glioma tumors, including glioblastoma
  • Malignant and benign brain tumors
  • Malignant and benign spine tumors
  • Meningiomas
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphomas

Symptoms of brain cancer

Depending on the size and location of a brain tumor, it can affect you in different ways. Some symptoms and signs of a brain tumor can include:

  • Behavior or personality changes
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Trouble hearing
  • Vision problems

Brain cancer treatments we offer

If you are diagnosed with brain cancer, we will work with you to find the most effective treatment for your individual needs. We use the latest technology in brain cancer treatment to stop the growth of tumors and help you get better. Treatment options we offer include:

  • Clinical research trials
  • Tumor treating (TT) fields therapy
  • Planar and cone-beam computed tomography (CT)
  • Laser thermotherapy
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Chemotherapy
    • Oral chemotherapy
    • Intravenous (IV) chemotherapy
    • Intrathecal chemotherapy infusion
  • Radiation
    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
    • Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)
    • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Surgical oncology
    • Skull-based procedures
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)

Physician-led conferences

We are proud to host a multidisciplinary conference to review and recommend treatment for patients suffering major cancer diagnoses of the brain and spine. The conference is comprised of fellowship-trained specialists in neuro-oncology, pathology, radiation oncology and surgery. Our goal is to develop an individualized plan for you and become your partner through each stage of the treatment journey.

Nurse navigation

Your neuro-oncology nurse navigator will serve as your advocate and source of information during your cancer treatment journey. They will also help connect you with various cancer support resources offered in our hospital network.

To reach a neuro-oncology nurse please call (512) 791-5897.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

As part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (512) 840-6032.