A brain tumor is any intracranial tumor created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either found in the brain itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nerves (myelin-producing Schwann cells), in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors). Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in ...
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Adult Brain Tumor
... What are adult brain tumors? Adult brain tumors are diseases in which cancer (malignant) cells begin to grow in the tissues of the brain. The brain controls memory and learning, senses (hearing, sight...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Advances in Brain Tumor Management
... Classifications of brain tumors Brain tumors are classified as primary or secondary. Primary brain tumors are brain tumors that grow from the brain tissue or its immediate surroundings. Secondary, or ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

An Internet Connection Provides a Quick Link to Expert Medical Care
... Lillian Bell was an active and involved member of her retirement community, getting out frequently, exercising daily and swimming weekly. But in the fall of 2002, she suddenly developed ringing in her...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Intra-Arterial (IA) Chemotherapy
... What is intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion? Intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion is a treatment that delivers high doses of chemotherapy medication directly to the area in which your brain tumor is ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Brain Stem Glioma
... Childhood brain stem glioma is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain stem. The brain stem is the part of the brain connected to the spinal ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma
... Childhood cerebellar astrocytoma is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Astrocytomas are tumors that develop from brain cells called ast...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma
... Childhood cerebral astrocytoma is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Astrocytomas are tumors that start in brain cells called astrocyt...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Medulloblastoma
... Childhood medulloblastoma is a disease in which benign (noncancer) or malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Childhood medulloblastoma (tumor) usually forms in the cerebellum, whic...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma: Treatment
... What is childhood visual pathway glioma? Childhood visual pathway glioma is a type of brain tumor in which cancer (malignant) cells begin to grow in the tissues of the brain. The brain controls memory...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal and Pineal Tumors
... What are childhood primitive neuroectodermal tumor and pineal tumor? Childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor and pineal tumor are types of brain tumors in which cancer (malignant) cel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain. Tumors in the brain typically are categorized as primary or secondary. Primary brain tumors originate in the brain and can be noncance...
Source: MayoClinic

Brain and Spinal Tumors Information Page
... Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS). Benign tumors are no...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Adult Brain Tumor Treatment
... The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. There is no standard staging system for brain tumors. Primary brain tumors may spread within the central nervous system (brain and spinal...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment
... After the childhood brain stem glioma has been removed, tests are done to find out if there is tumor remaining. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. For childhood brain stem ...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment
... There are treatments for all children with brain tumors. Three kinds of treatment are used: Surgery (removing the tumor in an operation)Radiation therapy (using high-dose x-rays to kill tumor cells)Ch...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma Treatment
... After the childhood cerebellar astrocytoma has been removed, tests are done to find out if there is tumor remaining. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. For childhood cerebe...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma/Malignant Glioma
... After childhood cerebral astrocytoma has been removed, tests are done to find out if there is tumor remaining. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. For childhood cerebral ast...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Ependymoma Treatment
... After the childhood ependymoma has been removed, tests are done to find out if there is tumor remaining. The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. For childhood ependymoma, tumors...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Medulloblastoma Treatment
... Recurrent childhood medulloblastoma is a tumor that has recurred (come back) after it has been treated. Childhood medulloblastoma often recurs. A tumor may come back many years later at the same place...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Supratentorial PNET
... Recurrent childhood supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumors and pineoblastoma are tumors that have recurred (come back) after they have been treated. Childhood supratentorial primitive neuroec...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Childhood Visual Pathway Glioma Treatment
... Once childhood visual pathway glioma is found, more tests will be done to find out the type of tumor. If a biopsy specimen is taken, the cancer cells will be looked at carefully under a microscope to ...
Source: National Cancer Institute

Adult Brain Tumor Treatment
... The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. There is no standard staging system for brain tumors. Primary brain tumors may spread within the central nervous system (brain and spinal...
Source: National Cancer Institute

   

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