About brain cancer
There are many different types of brain cancers, and glioblastoma makes up about 56% of these cases in adults. When malignant cells develop in the brain and form a tumor, it is known as a primary brain tumor. However, other cancers, such as breast, lung, and colon cancer, can spread (metastasis) to the brain, forming a metastatic brain tumor. Regardless of the type of brain cancer, our multidisciplinary cancer team is highly equipped and trained to provide quality cancer treatment. At Calaway·Young Cancer Center in Glenwood Springs, CO, we believe you are more than a cancer patient and work fervently to do all we can to help you beat cancer.
"Greetings Dr. Rossi, I don't know who hires and trains your employees but I have to say, I have never in all my travels, through 20 countries in this world and every state in the United States, I have never, ever met such Quality, Caring and Professional people anywhere. From my first contact as well as my follow-up, not to mention the oversight of the nurse navigator and her expertise and watchful caring, as well as your personal nurse, to integrated therapies, who ever does your hiring and training, it is the best place I've ever been in this world- Congratulations, keep it up!!! One last comment. In my quest to find the best treatment I was told by three different doctors that you were unquestionably the BEST! In my experience in working with you thus far you have surpassed what your colleagues have said about you. I don't know if you have any idea what that does emotionally and realistically in a patient's heart, but I can tell you it adds to the healing - Big Time! I say two thumbs up to the Calaway-Young Cancer Center and Valley View!"- J.H. / Office Visit / Feb 12, 2019
"We wanted to tell you about our recent and ongoing experience at the Calaway-Young Cancer Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing and so our experience with your facility, nursing and allied staff, and doctors is very important for both patient and caregiver. We hope our few remarks below will help you with your administration of the center and give assurance to new patients about the quality of care they can expect. We’ve learned from other sources that the technology offered is state of the art. The facility is beautiful. The exam rooms and waiting areas are welcoming and comforting to the patient and caregiver. In his work, the patient has been in cancer centers around the country, including university hospitals, and none compare. The nursing and allied staff, were all dedicated to doing their best and concerned about the patient’s well-being at all times. They were also committed to learning any new procedures or processes and did so with interest whereas in other places, the same people might not be as attentive due to the volume of patients seen or a high level of stress experienced by staff. Thank you, for checking in with us so often and showing such compassion to our family members."- S.E. / Office Visit / Mar 12, 2013
"Dr. Rovira - He saved my life and I am forever grateful. He is the best physician I have ever had!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 18, 2011
"I wanted to express my gratitude for your professionalism and amazing gift of caring for people! I have had a number of experiences with a variety of health professionals and your team rates over the top! This journey with cancer has been by far the most challenging health issue, yet one of the most positive! This is thanks to you and the other entities involved with the Cancer Center! I was very impressed with the way you handled our “little bump in the road” with communication about the first simulation and positioning! I trust your team has grown from that experience and I want you to know that your support, understanding, and professionalism did not go unnoticed! Your process of handling it instilled trust and confidence! The thought to involve integrative therapies was superb! It really brought me through!"- anonymous / Office Visit / Feb 18, 2020
"I just wanted to thank you for all your help and being such a good advocate for my overall care throughout all of my treatments last year. I appreciate your efforts to show up to all my appointments, help take notes, answer questions, or go out of your way to find answers and to pay attention and care about me not only as a patient but a person. The team you all have at Calaway is unprecedented and truly special and gifted. All of you are amazing people and caregivers, you should be proud of the amazing work and care you put into each patient and their families. Thank you for providing me a 2nd chance! Please pass along my gratitude to anyone I missed. Thank you so much, you truly did help “navigate” through this whole process and make it so much easier. Thank you!"- S.M. / Office Visit / Jan 22, 2020
Primary brain tumors develop in the brain while metastatic brain tumors develop elsewhere in the body. In most cases of primary brain tumors, the cause of the tumor is unclear. We know it begins from a mass of mutated cells that divide and grow in the brain. With metastatic brain tumors, the process is the same, but the original site of the cancer is located in another area of the body, like the breasts or lungs. Common factors that may increase an individual's risk of brain cancer include exposure to radiation and having a family history of brain cancer. Most brain cancer cases occur in men and women over the age of 60, but this type of cancer occurs in younger patients as well.
Signs and symptoms will vary greatly based on the size, location, and growth rate of the brain tumor. Common symptoms include:
- Chronic or severe headaches
- Unexplained nausea or vomiting
- Vision problem
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Difficulty with talking, hearing, or balance
- Personality or behavioral changes
Treatment options will be based on the size, type, stage, and location of the brain tumor. At Calaway·Young Cancer Center, we offer radiation (Optune® cap), chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and scalp cooling. In some cases, surgical removal of a brain tumor may be an option. Our cancer team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment building of each patient and will take our time to educate you on all of your options.
Compassionate patient Care
You are more than your disease and at Calaway·Young Cancer Center, we help moms, dads, wives, husbands, brothers, and sisters to overcome their fight with brain cancer. If you have been referred to our practice or are searching for a seasoned oncologist, call our office today. At Calaway·Young Cancer Center, our goal is to provide the utmost patient care within a compassionate and caring environment.