Advanced brain cancer treatment in Richmond

At Sarah Canon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, we understand that a brain cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. This is why we offer compassionate, comprehensive care for patients.

Our expert team is available to assist you and your family through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and follow-up care of cancerous brain tumors.

For more information about cancer diagnostics, treatments and other services, call askSARAH at (804) 591-4152.


Johnston-Willis Hospital was the first and is one of only a few hospitals in the U.S. to receive The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for brain tumor care.

Comprehensive brain cancer care

Johnston-Willis Hospital is one of the only hospitals in Virginia to offer minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery for brain tumors and other brain disorders. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a painless procedure that involves no incisions, no cutting or shaving of hair and a short recovery time.

We also offer private rooms to enhance your comfort during your care, a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit (neuro ICU), a variety of support services and personalized care throughout your journey to recovery.

Through our comprehensive oncology program, we provide:

  • A variety of cancer treatment options
  • Access to clinical trials
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center
  • Cancer support services, including nurse navigation and counseling
  • Collaboration with neurologists and neurosurgeons for expedited care
  • The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center (educational materials and a resource library)

Read more in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about how Johnston-Willis Hospital is helping patients with brain cancer.

Brain tumors and disorders we treat

We treat the following brain tumor conditions:

  • Benign (noncancerous) tumors
  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Malignant (cancerous) tumors
  • Rare, unusual and skull-based lesions

Brain tumor diagnosis and treatment

After visiting your doctor with signs of a brain tumor, your doctor may order tests, including imaging studies or a biopsy, to confirm your diagnosis. If a brain cancer diagnosis is confirmed, you will receive individualized cancer treatment and neurological care from our multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists, neurologists and neurosurgeons.

The type of brain cancer you have, as well as your health, will determine which brain tumor treatment is best for you.

We offer a number of treatment options, including:

Use Ask Sarah to speak with a nurse at 804-591-4152.

About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

Johnston-Willis Hospital is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.

askSARAH helpline

Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (804) 591-4152 or chat online at askSARAH.

Brain cancer at HCA Virginia

Brain cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the brain. Brain tumors are masses of abnormal cells, but are not always cancerous. Brain cancer has the ability to affect your nervous system and may cause headaches or vision problems.

Learn about Brain cancer