Texas Radiotherapy

Brain Cancer Awareness Month

May is brain cancer awareness month. Brain tumors can start in the cells of the brain, known as primary, or spread from other organs, known as metastatic, which are far more common. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 25,400 people in the United States will be diagnosed with brain cancer in 2024.

When you receive a brain cancer diagnosis, you want the very best. That’s why Texas Radiotherapy is here to provide you with compassionate and expert care. Dr. Cavey and his staff have extensive experience treating brain cancer by using advanced technology to improve outcomes and shorten treatment times.   


Some tumors may have symptoms that will be noticed, but that isn’t always the case. However the primary symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Problems speaking 
  • Physical weakness, often on one side of the body
  • Imbalance or difficulty walking 
  • Impaired vision or restricted vision 



Catching a tumor earlier often leads to more treatments options and better results. So when consistent symptoms appear, it’s important to visit your doctor. 

Diagnosing brain tumors usually starts with an MRI or CT scan. The image of the tumor may be very obvious and in that case a biopsy will not be needed. But if a biopsy is needed, it will be taken using a needle or with surgery. 

Treatment Options

Radiation therapy is important in treating brain tumors. Texas Radiotherapy utilizes TomoHelical treatment delivery, which allows us to deliver high doses of radiation directly to the tumor. That way we can minimize the radiation doses to the surrounding healthy tissue. This helps us achieve our goals at Texas Radiotherapy, providing patients with better outcomes and better quality of life. For more information on brain cancer treatment options with Texas Radiotherapy, click here.