Brain Tumors At A Glance

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    • Brain tumors can be either malignant or benign
    • The causes of brain tumors are not known
    • Brain tumors can occur at any age
    • Primary brain tumors initially form in the brain tissue
    • Metastatic brain tumors are cancers that have spread to the brain tissue from tissue elsewhere in the body
    • The symptoms of brain tumors depend on their size and their location in the brain
    • Brain tumors are diagnosed by the doctor based on the results of a medical history and physical examination and results of a variety of specialized tests of the brain and nervous system
    • Treatment of a brain tumor depends on the type, location, and size of the tumor, as well as the age and health of the patient