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  1. Neuroblastoma Screening

    Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer.Some screening tests are used because they have been shown to be helpful both in finding cancers early and in decreasing the chance of dying from these cancers. Other tests are used because they have been shown to find cancer in some people; however, it has not been proven in clinical trials that use of these tests will decrease the risk of dying from cancer.Scientists study screening tests to find those with the fewest risks and most benefits. Cancer screening trials also are meant to show whether early detection (finding cancer before it causes symptoms) decreases a person's chance of dying from the disease. For some types of cancer, the chance of recovery is better if the disease is found and treated at an early stage.Clinical trials that study cancer screening methods are taking place in many parts of the country. Information about ongoing clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.There is no standard or routine

  2. Nonfunctioning Pituitary Tumors Treatment

    Standard Treatment Options for Nonfunctioning Pituitary TumorsStandard treatment options for nonfunctioning pituitary tumors include the following:Surgery (preferably with a transsphenoidal approach) followed by close observation with radiation therapy reserved for recurrence.[1,2]Radiation therapy.[1,2,3]Surgery and postoperative radiation therapy.[1,2]The selection of treatment for patients with nonfunctioning (endocrine-inactive) tumors will depend on tumor size, the progressive course of the disease, and anatomical structures affected by the tumor extension. The majority of patients present with suprasellar extension and visual field deficits. In addition, many have hormone deficits prior to treatment. The initial treatment of patients with gonadotroph adenomas is usually by transsphenoidal surgery, particularly if the adenoma presents with neurological symptoms, because the effect of radiation therapy occurs too slowly, and no reliable medical therapy exists.[4]Surgical

  3. Meningioma

    WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of meningioma, a type of benign brain tumor.

  4. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Brain Cancer

    If you have been diagnosed with brain cancer, consider asking your doctor these 10 questions.

  5. Brain Cancer Clinical Trials

    Is participation in a clinical trial right for you? Learn more about brain cancer research and how you can get involved.

  6. Brain Cancer and Gliomas

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

  7. What Is Glioblastoma?

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

  8. What Is Astrocytoma?

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

  9. Types of Brain Cancer

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

  10. Diagnosing Brain Cancer

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

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