What Is Brain Cancer?

A cancerous or noncancerous mass of abnormal cell growth

Symptoms/Signs

  • Nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, change in one’s personality, speech, memory, hallucinations, dizziness, headaches, or seizures.

Treatment Options


    • 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

    Statistics

    • 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

  • Short interview with brain cancer survivor, cured through diet alone