Each year, nearly 22,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with new brain tumors—and receiving this news can be unsettling, and scary, for you or a loved one.
Brain tumors can affect anyone. Causes are unknown except for the single clearly connected environmental factor: high-dose radiation exposure. Across the Rocky Mountain region, University of Colorado Health treats the most people with brain tumors.
Team-based treatment at UCHealth
At University of Colorado Health locations in metro Denver, Fort Collins, Loveland, and Colorado Springs, a caring team of doctors and support professionals from many fields work together to develop the best plan of care for you, and they stay with you from your initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.
You receive doctor-managed care that emphasizes wellness and healing for you as a whole person—our complementary and integrative medicine specialists incorporate options such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and exercise consultation into your treatment. Your core neuro-oncology team members may include:
- Radiation oncologists
Additional UCHealth medical professionals who contribute their expertise to your care may include:
- Nurse practitioners (NPs)
- Nurses or Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Physician Assistants (PAs)
- Oncology social workers
- Clinical research coordinators (CRCs)
Your medical team may also recommend participation in a clinical trial. University of Colorado Health conducts hundreds of these “trials” of new treatments or drugs. Participation in a clinical trial may provide those who qualify with access to drugs and vaccines years before they are widely available.