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Medical Reference Related to Brain Cancer

  1. What Is Astrocytoma?

    There are several types of astrocytoma, a brain cancer. Learn about them and how they are treated.

  2. What Is Glioblastoma?

    Learn about glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, and its symptoms and treatment.

  3. Types of Brain Cancer

    Start here to learn about types of brain cancer, or brain tumors, and how they are treated.

  4. Diagnosing Brain Cancer

    Learn about tests used to diagnose brain cancer, including MRI, CT scans, and biopsy.

  5. Brain Cancer

    Learn more about the basics of brain cancer, including types of tumors, from the experts at WebMD.

  6. To Learn More About Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

    For more information from the National Cancer Institute about Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors,see the following: What You Need To Know About™ Brain Tumors Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) For more childhood cancer information and other general cancer resources from the National Cancer Institute,see the following: What You Need to Know About™ Cancer - An Overview Childhood Cancers ...

  7. General Information About Childhood Ependymoma

    Childhood ependymoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. The brain controls vital functions such as memory and learning,the senses (hearing,sight,smell,taste,and touch),and emotion. The spinal cord is made up of bundles of nerve fibers that connect the brain with nerves in most parts of the body. About 1 in 11 childhood brain ...

  8. Get More Information From NCI

    CALL 1-800-4-CANCER For more information,U.S. residents may call the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Cancer Information Service toll-free at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Deaf and hard-of-hearing callers with TTY equipment may call 1-800-332-8615. The call is free and a trained Cancer Information Specialist is available to answer your ...

  9. Treatment Option Overview

    The goals of treatment of pituitary adenomas include normalization of hormonal secretion (i.e.,normalization of hypersecretion and improvement in hypofunction) and resolution or cessation of the progression of neurological defects. Interventions may include surgery,medical therapy,radiation therapy,or a combination of these modalities. The treatment of choice must be individualized and is ...

  10. Changes to This Summary (07 / 27 / 2012)

    The PDQ cancer information summaries are reviewed regularly and updated as new information becomes available. This section describes the latest changes made to this summary as of the date above. Stage Information for Pituitary TumorsUpdated staging information for 2010 (cited Edge et al. as reference 1).This summary is written and maintained by the PDQ Adult Treatment Editorial Board, which is editorially independent of NCI. The summary reflects an independent review of the literature and does not represent a policy statement of NCI or NIH. More information about summary policies and the role of the PDQ Editorial Boards in maintaining the PDQ summaries can be found on the About This PDQ Summary and PDQ NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database pages.

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