Glioblastoma is an aggressive and malignant form of brain tumor that requires specialized and comprehensive treatment. At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, located in Dallas, we understand the challenges faced by patients diagnosed with glioblastoma. Our expert team is dedicated to providing advanced treatment options and compassionate care, with a focus on improving patient outcomes.
Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), is the most common and aggressive type of primary brain tumor in adults. It originates in the glial cells, which are supportive cells of the brain. GBM tumors are known for their rapid growth, infiltrative nature, and ability to spread to different parts of the brain.
Diagnosing glioblastoma requires a combination of imaging tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scans, and biopsies. Our experienced team of neurologists and neurosurgeons utilizes the latest diagnostic techniques to accurately identify glioblastoma and develop a personalized treatment plan.
Comprehensive Glioblastoma Treatment Options
At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to glioblastoma treatment. Our team of experts collaborates closely to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient, taking into account their specific needs and medical history.
Surgery plays a crucial role in the management of glioblastoma. Our skilled neurosurgeons specialize in performing intricate brain surgeries, including tumor resection and debulking procedures. Through advanced surgical techniques, we aim to remove as much of the tumor as possible while minimizing damage to healthy brain tissue.
Radiation therapy is commonly used in conjunction with surgery to target any remaining tumor cells. Our state-of-the-art radiation therapy facilities utilize advanced technologies, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery, to deliver precise and effective radiation treatments while minimizing side effects.
Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy
Glioblastoma often requires systemic treatments, such as chemotherapy and targeted therapy. Our medical oncologists specialize in administering these treatments, utilizing the latest drugs and research-backed protocols. We carefully monitor patients' response to therapy and make adjustments as needed to optimize treatment outcomes.
Immunotherapy has shown promising results in the treatment of glioblastoma. At CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine, we are at the forefront of immunotherapeutic approaches, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and personalized vaccines. These treatments harness the power of the immune system to target and destroy cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue.
Supportive Care and Survivorship
We understand that glioblastoma treatment can have a significant impact on patients' physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. That's why our comprehensive approach extends beyond medical treatment. We offer a range of supportive care services, including oncology social work, nutritional counseling, and integrative therapies to enhance the overall well-being of our patients.
Additionally, our survivorship program provides long-term follow-up care for glioblastoma survivors. Our team of specialists focuses on monitoring for any potential recurrence or side effects from treatment, ensuring survivors receive ongoing support and regular check-ups.
Why Choose CHI St. Luke’s Health - Performance Medicine?
- Expertise: Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists specializes in the comprehensive treatment of glioblastoma.
- Advanced Technologies: We utilize state-of-the-art imaging, surgical, and radiation therapy technologies to provide the highest level of care.
- Personalized Approach: Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and medical history.
- Supportive Care Services: Our multidisciplinary team offers a range of supportive care services to address the physical and emotional well-being of our patients.
- Continuum of Care: Our survivorship program ensures long-term follow-up and support for glioblastoma survivors.
At CHI St. Luke's Health - Performance Medicine, our commitment is to provide the best possible glioblastoma treatment in Dallas. We prioritize our patients' well-being and strive for excellence in every aspect of their care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our comprehensive services.