Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma
This malignant tumor is located in the central nervous system – the brain, spinal cord and nerves to the eyes. It grows in lymph tissue, often appearing as a lump or several lumps. The condition is most common in middle-aged adults and people with immune systems weakened by things such as AIDS or medications taken after organ transplantation.
Although rare, this cancer has increased in the past 20 years. Symptoms include muscle weakness, vision problems, seizures, headaches, nausea, balance problems, or loss of sensation to a specific part of the body.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by CNS Lymphoma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove these tumors with immense accuracy. Located deep within the center of the brain, the tumors are difficult to reach using traditional surgical approaches, but minimally invasive techniques pinpoint affected tissue with millimeter accuracy. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.