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  Brain Tumor Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis Information on MedicineNet.com
The brain is a soft, spongy mass of tissue.
Brain Stem - The brain stem connects the brain with the spinal cord.
Brain Tumor - Symptoms at Onset of Disease
www.medicinenet.com /brain_tumor/article.htm   (862 words)

  
  Brain tumor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primary (true) brain tumors are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.
medulloblastoma, medulloepithelioma, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, ependymoblastoma), tumors of the pineal parenchyma (e.g.
Large tumors or tumors with extensive perifocal swelling edema inevitably lead to elevated intracranial pressure (intracranial hypertension), which translates clinically into headaches, vomiting (sometimes without nausea), altered state of consciousness (somnolence, coma), dilatation of the pupil on the side of the lesion (anisocoria), papilledema (prominent optic disc at the funduscopic examination).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brain_tumor   (1781 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Brain tumor - children
Tumors may be confined to a small area, invasive (spread to nearby areas), benign (not cancerous), or malignant (cancerous).
The cause of primary brain tumors is unknown.
Tumors that are deep or that infiltrate brain tissue may be debulked (reducing the tumor's size and mass) rather than removed.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000768.htm   (1183 words)

  
 Brain tumor
A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain.
Primary brain tumors originate in the brain or close to it, such as in the skull, brain membranes (meninges), cranial nerves, pituitary gland or pineal gland.
Brain tumors may lead to an emergency complication known as hydrocephalus, which is the buildup of fluid in and around your brain.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00281.html   (2802 words)

  
 Brain tumor
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain.
Brain tumors can develop at any age, but are most common in children between the ages of 3-12, and in adults aged 55-65.
Brain tumors that occur in children are described as supratentorial (in the upper part of the brain) or infratentorial (in the lowest part of the brain).
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/brain_tumor.jsp   (3336 words)

  
 Adult Brain Tumor Treatment - National Cancer Institute
Adult brain tumors are diseases in which cancer (malignant) cells begin to grow in the tissues of the brain.
Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors.
If a brain tumor is suspected, a biopsy is done by removing part of the skull and using a needle to remove a sample of the brain tissue.
www.cancer.gov /cancerinfo/pdq/treatment/adultbrain/patient   (584 words)

  
 Welcome to the Brain Tumor Foundation
In addition, if the metastatic tumor is located in an important part of the brain, the surrounding edema can impair the normal functioning of the brain and neurological deficit such as weakness of face, arm or leg, trouble with speech or problems with walking, balance, memory or thinking.
Patients with a large metastatic tumor of the posterior fossa (in the back of the head) are usually offered surgery even when there may be more than one or two metastatic brain tumors elsewhere.
Tumors of the posterior fossa (in the cerebellum) are especially dangerous since the posterior fossa is small and obstruction of the spinal fluid pathways usually occurs early.
www.braintumorfoundation.org /tumors/metastatic.htm   (1473 words)

  
 ABTA's: A Primer of Brain Tumors
Brain tumors are often difficult to diagnose because their symptoms, which serve as clues for the medical specialist, can be hard to pin down.
Tumors arising from ganglia represent.4% of all primary brain tumors.
Metastatic brain tumors are tumors formed by cancer cells that arise elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain.
neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu /abta/primer.htm   (9087 words)

  
 CPMC Neurosurgery - Brain Tumors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brain tumors are made of cells growing and reproducing in an uncontrolled fashion.
Tumors that arise from cells found normally in the brain are primary brain tumors while metastatic brain tumors are formed by cancer cells originating from a cancer in another part of the body such as lung or breast cancer
These malignant brain tumors are formed by cancer cells that originated from a cancer growing in a separate organ of the body before spreading to the brain.
cpmcnet.columbia.edu /dept/nsg/NSGCPMC/specialties/braintumor.html   (1116 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Society: Race for Hope 5K Greeting
Proceeds from this race benefited two organizations, the Brain Tumor Society and, for the first time, Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure.
The race is open to all participants who seek a 5k challenge, a runner-friendly course down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital, or just a fun way to support the brain tumor community.
Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure are each recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).
bts.convio.net /site/PageServer?pagename=07RFHDC_raceforhope_greeting   (359 words)

  
 Brain tumor - children
Brain tumors are classified depending on the exact site of the tumor, the type of tissue involved, benign or malignant tendencies of the tumor, and other factors.
Tumors may occur at any age, but many specific tumors have a particular age group in which they are most common.
Childhood nervous system tumors may be classified as either infratentorial (located below the tentorium cerebelli), meaning they are in the back third of the brain, or as supratentorial, meaning they are in the front two-thirds of the brain.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/000768.htm   (793 words)

  
 Brain Tumor
If a tumor begins to develop in the brain, it is called a primary brain tumor.
A metastatic brain tumor is malignant by virtue of the fact that it begins as a cancer elsewhere in the body.
In general, the symptoms of a brain tumor will depend on the size and location of the area affected by the brain tumor.
www.cancercenter.com /brain-tumor.htm   (423 words)

  
 Brain Tumor -- eCureMe.com
Brain tumors are either primary (start in the brain itself) or from metastatic disease -- i.e., spread to the brain from a different area of the body.
Fifty percent of primary brain tumors are astrocytomas (made up of cells called astrocytes), while the remainder is comprised of more than ten other types.
Brain tumors may be benign or malignant (cancer).
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Brain_Tumor.asp   (439 words)

  
 Brain Tumors in Dogs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brain tumors often have some identifiable clinical symptoms since they often damage nerves exiting the brain or the centers that control these nerves.
If you would consider chemotherapy, radiation or surgery as acceptable alternatives in the case of a brain tumor, it would probably be best to do the MRI and catch the problem early.
I took her to the vet yesterday morning and that's when the vet told me she had a brain tumor and that she had only a matter of months to live.
www.vetinfo.com /dbraintumor.html   (1967 words)

  
 Brain tumor treatment and diagnosis options at Mayo Clinic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells.
Brain tumors typically are categorized as primary or secondary.
Primary brain tumors (gliomas) originate in the brain and can be benign (slow growing) or malignant (fast growing).
www.mayoclinic.org /brain-tumors   (348 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Funders' Collaborative - Grants
The three projects are each taking on a central question in brain tumor research including the potential role of tumor stem cells in brain cancer development and treatment and the use of genetic profiling of tumors to subdivide clinical populations in order to better determine responsiveness to targeted therapies.
Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States reports approximately 20,000 people are diagnosed with a primary malignant brain tumor each year; nonmalignant brain tumors are diagnosed in an additional 23,000 people.
Due to the fact that brain tumors affect brain function, both the disease and its treatment have a high incidence of disability.
www.braintumorfunders.org /news/3-14-06.php   (628 words)

  
 National Brain Tumor Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A brain scan is a picture of the internal structures in the brain.
It is wise for people who have had frequent x-ray exams and parents of children who have brain tumors to keep a record of their x-ray history.
A closed biopsy (also called stereotactic or needle biopsy) may be performed when the tumor is in an area of the brain that is difficult to reach.
www.braintumor.org /patient_info/surviving/diagnosis   (1414 words)

  
 Brain tumor: Treatment - MayoClinic.com
Treatment for a brain tumor — along with survival odds — depends on the type, size and location of the tumor, as well as your age and overall health.
Some tumors can be removed completely, while others can be removed only partially or not all.
Many of the newer treatments for brain tumors are being tested in clinical research trials.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/brain-tumor/DS00281/DSECTION=8   (1086 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Treatment
Surgery is the chief form of treatment for brain tumors that lie within the membranes covering the brain or in parts of the brain that can be removed without damaging critical neurological functions.
Radiation therapy is mainly used after surgery for tumors that cannot be removed completely, as well as for cases in which surgery would involve too great a risk to the patient.
There has been an explosion of new treatments for brain tumors, and it is difficult to find the information quickly and choose the treatmentwhich is right for you.
www.brain-tumor-cancer-information.com /Treatment/treatment.html   (1538 words)

  
 Neurosurgery - Brain Tumor Center
The Brain Tumor Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute provides a multidisciplinary brain tumor clinic, individual clinics in radiation therapy, chemotherapy and neurosurgery, a tumor board and radiosurgery evaluation and is a closely coordinated effort between Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Special interests are low grade gliomas, astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, anaplastic astrocytomas, glioblastomas, meningiomas, pineal gland tumors, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, brain cysts, and delayed effects of tumor treatment.
Areas of particular emphasis are: image guided surgery, craniotomy with brain mapping and skull base surgery.The intraoperative MRI is particularly important as an adjuvant to tumor surgery.
www.brighamandwomens.org /neurosurgery/patient/brainTumor.asp   (378 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Trials And Treatments
Brain Tumors: Finding the Ark. Meeting the Challenges of Treatment Choices, Side Effects, Childrens Issues, Healthcare Costs and Long Term Survival By Paul Zeltzer, MD
Dr. Musella, the president of the Musella Foundation, is a Doctor Of Podiatric Medicine, not a brain tumor specialist.
We do not recommend any individual trial or brain tumor treatments- we are just letting you know of their existence.
www.virtualtrials.com   (775 words)

  
 American Brain Tumor Association
As anyone diagnosed with a brain tumor is aware, the diagnosis of a brain tumor quickly becomes a family disease.
Temozolomide is a chemotherapy drug commonly used to stop or slow cell growth in certain types of brain tumors.
The goal of these wafers is to deliver chemotherapy directly into the tumor cavity, thereby bypassing the blood brain barrier.
www.abta.org   (297 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Trials And Treatments
Brain Tumor Guide for the Newly Diagnosed- a FREE 48 page online book covering what you need to know NOW!
The Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and survival times for brain tumor patients by using computer technology to streamline the flow of information, organize the brain tumor community and raise money for brain tumor research.
Living with a Brain Tumor: Dr. Peter Black`s Guide to Taking Control of Your Treatment By Dr.
virtualtrials.com   (775 words)

  
 The Brain Tumor Foundation , Brain Tumor information and support.
The Brain Tumor Foundation (BTF) guides and supports patients and families during the turbulent times when their lives are touched by a brain tumor.
We raise awareness among medical professionals and the public about the need for the early detection of brain tumors while continuing to offer support groups, medical referrals, peer matching programs such as Phone-a-Friend, and events including our annual conference, Brain Tumor Awareness Day.
Our expertise, compassion and resources ensure that brain tumor patients have a powerful ally in their fight against this disease.
www.braintumorfoundation.org   (264 words)

  
 Brain Tumor Guide
What are the different types of brain tumors?
My doctor says a brain tumor is not cancer.
Is loss of desire for sex normal for brain tumor patients?
www.virtualtrials.com /faq/toc.cfm   (208 words)

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