Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre – treating brain tumours and disorders
The Thornbury Gamma Knife Centre at the BMI Thornbury Hospital is a partnership between BMI Healthcare Group, the leading UK private health care group and Medical Equipment Solutions Limited providing a Radiosurgery service treating Brain Tumours and other intracranial indications. We also work in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to provide treatment for NHS patients and offer a service for private patients.
Secondary tumours (cerebral metastases) arise most commonly from primary carcinomas of the lung, breast, kidney, colon and melanomas of the skin, although it is possible for a number of other primary tumours to occasionally spread to the brain. Sex differences play a role with lung, colon and renal cancers accounting for 80% of metastatic brain tumours in men, and breast, lung, colon and melanoma cancers accounting for 80% of metastatic brain tumours in women.
Gamma Knife can treat