The brain and spinal cord together constitute the central nervous system (CNS). Brain cancer is considered a rare disease. The cancer can occur in any part of the brain or spinal cord. The most common tumors are called gliomas (astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, or glioblastoma multiforme). Other tumor types include: Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, Meningioma, Lymphoma, Schwannoma, and Medulloblastoma.
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eMedicine Health: Brain Cancer
Consumer health resource providing information on causes, symptoms and treatment.
Hope Through Research: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Summary of informational booklet compiled by the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
James Crofts Hope Foundation
Provides information of interest to families of patients with brain cancer, as well as offering an overview of the activities of this Australian entity.
Kristen Kenzig's Memorial Information Links for Brain Tumors
Collection of information in a links format with an emphasis on pediatric conditions.
Massachusetts General Hospital: Brain Tumors
This Harvard affiliate provides information about neurosurgeons, referrals, guest book and links.
National Cancer Institute: Brain Tumors
Offers information on brain tumor, its diagnosis, and treatment. Covers topics on both benign and malignant adult and pediatric brain tumors.
Describes the workings and activities of this division of the U.S. National Cancer Institute.
NHS Choices: High-grade Brain Tumour
Provides information on this malignant tumor. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
NHS Choices: Low-grade/Mixed Brain Tumour
Provides information on the varying types of tumor and includes a short video.
WebMD: Brain Cancer
General consumer health information for this condition.
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