Peripheral Nerve Cancer Center
Peripheral nerve cancers are rare malignancies that involve peripheral nerves. When these tumors arise from the peripheral nerves, they are called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST). Sometimes, metastatic cancer can spread to the peripheral nerves from other locations. The diagnosis and treatment of peripheral nerve cancers can be quite complex, and requires the cooperation of physicians within several different specialties. Neurosurgeons, Surgical Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Orthopedic Oncologists, Vascular Surgeons, Radiologists, and Pathologists are all integral members of our Peripheral Nerve Cancer treatment team. Once the diagnosis of a peripheral nerve cancer is made, then specific treatments can be arranged. Sometimes these treatments involve complex surgical procedures involving several surgeons working together. This team-oriented approach represents the safest and most effective way to treat these complex malignancies. Nonoperative therapies can include radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The goals of treatment are to cure the cancer whenever possible, to enhance quality of life, prolong survival, and employ palliative care when necessary.
If you have been told that you might have a peripheral nerve cancer, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at (212) 342-2776.