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    Medical Reference Related to Brain Cancer

    1. What Is Glioblastoma?

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

    2. Types of Brain Cancer

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

    3. Home Care for Brain Cancer

      WebMD offers help for caring for someone with brain cancer at home.

    4. Brain Cancer Symptoms

      WebMD explains the symptoms of brain cancer and when to seek emergency medical care.

    5. Brain Cancer Treatment

      Learn more from WebMD about brain cancer treatment, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

    6. What Is Astrocytoma?

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

    7. Brain Cancer and Gliomas

      Learn all about the symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of malignant glioma, a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors.

    8. Childhood Ependymoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Stage Information for Childhood Ependymoma

      Although there is no formal staging system, ependymomas can be divided into supratentorial, infratentorial, and spinal tumors. In children, approximately 30% of childhood ependymomas arise in supratentorial regions of the brain and 70% in the posterior fossa.[1,2,3] They usually originate in the ependymal linings of ventricles or central canal or ventriculus terminalis of the spinal cord, and have access to the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Therefore, these tumors may spread throughout the neuraxis, although dissemination is noted in less than 10% of patients with Grade II and Grade III ependymomas. Myxopapillary ependymomas are more likely to disseminate to the nervous system early in the course of illness. Every patient with ependymoma should be evaluated with diagnostic imaging of the spinal cord and whole brain. This is ideally done prior to surgery to avoid confusion with postoperative blood. The most sensitive method available for evaluating spinal cord subarachnoid metastasis

    9. Meningioma

      Important It is possible that the main title of the report Meningioma is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

    10. Childhood Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Option Overview

      There are different types of treatment for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. Different types of treatment are available for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment.Because cancer in children is rare, taking part in a clinical trial should be considered. Clinical trials are taking place in many parts of the country. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment. Children with brain or spinal cord tumors should have their treatment planned by a team of health care providers who are experts in treating childhood brain and spinal cord tumors.Treatment

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