Skull-based tumors are not a single type of brain tumor. Their location defines the type: whether within the bones of the skull that form the bottom of the head or the bones behind the nose and eyes. Most skull base tumors grow inside of the skull, but some form on the outside.
Treating skull base tumors and conditions requires the skill and experience of a center like Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. These tumors are very close to nerves and blood vessels in the brain, head, neck, and spinal cord.
Why Choose Sylvester?
The only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. Your likelihood of surviving cancer at least five years after treatment is 17 percent higher when treated at a Dedicated Cancer Center than at other hospitals.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. Sylvester is one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay™ — MRI-guided radiation therapy. Our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). These tools lead to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
More options for treatment-resistant tumors. If chemotherapy or radiation therapy do not work for your cancer, we will explore the newest clinical research breakthroughs to help you beat cancer.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with easy access to the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.