Brain Tumor

Overview

A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal tissue growth in the brain. There are over 120 brain tumor types, and the most common include meningioma and glioma.

Part of diagnosis and treatment planning involves brain tumor grading, a category system that describes the brain tumor cells and indicates how likely the tumor is to grow and spread.

Talking with healthcare providers about a brain tumor can be overwhelming since there is a lot of information to understand. It helps to be prepared with a list of questions you can bring to your appointments and write answers down for future reference. Make sure you ask how your treatment will change your daily life, including your diet, and how successful the treatment is expected to be, along with any risks and possible side effects.

Basics

Treatments, Tests and Therapies

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