With more than 100 different types of primary brain tumors and other primary central nervous system (CNS) tumors, making an accurate diagnosis is crucial for your care. The CNS tumor specialists at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida use special diagnostic techniques to reveal the exact type of tumor as well as molecular information that helps your doctors refine your personalized treatment plan.

Our specialists collaborate to provide innovative, comprehensive primary CNS tumor care that includes new therapies through clinical trials when appropriate. They can see you in one visit through our unique, multidisciplinary brain and spine tumor clinic. This benefits your care directly by giving you access to the combined knowledge of many specialists in one convenient appointment.

What are primary brain tumors?

Unlike metastatic brain and spine tumors,  primary brain tumors originate in the brain. They can be either malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous) and high-grade (fast-growing) or low-grade (slow-growing). There are more than 125 types of primary brain tumors and other primary CNS tumors. Doctors do not know what causes most types.

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