Brain tumor patient prevails

Deborah Williams

Deborah Williams dealt with severe double vision, crossed eyes and weak muscles for several years thinking they were the result of an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder. A trip to a KU Eye ophthalmologist helped find the real culprit – a brain tumor. Read her story.

Brain and Spinal Tumors

Patients receive advanced care for cancerous and noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal cancerous or noncancerous growths that can affect any part of the body, including the brain and spine. Primary tumors originate in the affected part of the body. Metastatic tumors spread, or metastasize, from another part of the body.

People with all types of brain or spinal tumors receive the highest level of medical care from experienced neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons at The University of Kansas Health System's nationally recognized neurosciences program.

You'll receive care from a multidisciplinary team of experts that may include:

They will work with you and your primary care physician to determine the best, most advanced treatment and specialized care for your condition. This may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, alone or in combination.

Your nurse navigator

Nurse navigators are important members of our team. Your dedicated nurse navigator will answer your questions, schedule appointments with your hospital physicians and care team, and ensure your medical information is reviewed before your appointments. Your navigator will also arrange services such as transportation, allowing you to focus on treatment and recovery.

Recognized excellence

The University of Kansas Hospital ranked among the nation's best 50 hospitals in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2018-19 for the 12th consecutive year. We ranked No. 31 in Neurology & Neurosurgery, which has been ranked for 7 years.

In addition, University HealthSystem Consortium ranked us among the top 10 in quality and safety among the nation's top academic medical centers.