What Is Brain Cancer?
A cancerous or noncancerous mass of abnormal cell growth
Nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, change in one’s personality, speech, memory, hallucinations, dizziness, headaches, or seizures.
A team of people, including neurosurgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and primary health providers.
Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy; in some cases, more than these are used
Testing Procedure/ Diagnosis
- Follow a moving finger with person’s eyes to check vision procedure/ diagnosis:
Walk heel-to-toe to check coordination
Brain scans, biopsy (tissue sample), blood and urine tests, and a bone scan
- Estimated that more than 4,600 children between the ages of 0-19 will be diagnosed with primary cancer this year
There are nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. living with primary brain cancer
Brain tumors are the most common cancer among the ages of 0-19
This year, 17,000 people will lose their battles with malignant brain tumors
more than 100 historically distinct types of primary brain tumor