Brain and central nervous system cancer

Brain and central nervous system cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer that can affect all parts of the central nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord.

We work closely with Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to provide diagnostic and oncological services for patients with brain and central nervous system cancers. All surgery is performed at Derriford, which is the regional centre for neurosurgery.

 

Contact us

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Main switchboard on 01392 411611

 

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Where will I be seen?

We work closely with Derriford Hospital in Plymouth to provide diagnostic and oncological services for patients with brain and central nervous system cancers. All surgery is performed at Derriford, which is the regional centre for neurosurgery.

Meet the team

Derriford Hospital is part of the South West Regional Centre for the treatment of Brain and Central Nervous System tumours.

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Services and treatments

The  Macmillan website explains more about the different types of treatments offered.

You can also find out more about the different types of treatment by visiting the NHS website. 

This includes:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Hormone treatment
  • Targeted therapy

Supporting you

Having cancer can have an impact on every aspect of your life and on those around you. We understand that this is a difficult and often frightening time for you and your loved ones, which is why we have put together a wide range of information to help you live with and beyond cancer.

Some of these services are available locally, whilst others cover Devon and/or the South West Peninsula as a whole. 

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Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

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Last updated: November 14, 2022.

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