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
"I am a patient of Dr. Rossi at the Cancer Center and am currently on my 18th day of 22 days of radiation treatment for prostate cancer. I am 75 years old, have experienced cancer previously and have been in numerous hospitals and cancer centers. My experience at the Calaway-Young Cancer Center has been extraordinary in every way. From the smiles on everyone's faces when they greet you, to the navigating care, to the Dr's, to the follow-up, the physical beauty of the facilities, the state of the art equipment and complimentary services, takes this to a whole different level of health care. Myself, my wife and my mother-in-law have all told everyone we know in the Vail Valley, where we live, that working with this facility makes an unpleasant medical ordeal as pleasant as an experience of this nature can be. I've had several surgeries at [another facility] and there is just no comparison to the care."- E.A. / Office Visit / Jan 23, 2019
"How do you thank a group of, at one time strangers, now friends, for working so hard with you to save your life? For making a daunting and terrifying time a warm and loving time. The kindness, compassion and care that you all have shown me is overwhelming. Thor this, each and every one of you will not ever be forgotten."- B.B. / Office Visit / Nov 13, 2018
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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.