Brain Tumor Support

Brain Tumor Support

Victims and Their Families Yearn for Information

 

More than 688,000 people in the U.S are living with the diagnosis of a primary brain (malignant or non-malignant) or central nervous system tumor. An estimated 69,720 new cases of men, women and children were newly diagnosed in 2013 with a primary brain tumor. 1

 

Based on these statistics, you likely know a family member, friend, work associate or acquaintance who has battled a brain tumor. Those brain tumor victims and their families yearn for information to educate themselves, to understand treatment and to cope.

 
1. Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S., Statistical Report, Nov. 2012

Brain Tumor Information

A brain tumor, malignant or benign, is a mass or growth of tissue in the brain or inside the skull.

Types of Brain Tumors

Primary brain tumors are named according to the type of cells or by the part of the brain where it originates.

Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Based on initial physical exam findings and other factors (age, medical condition, the type of cancer suspected and severity of symptoms) one or more diagnostic test will be performed.

Patient Rights

As a brain cancer patient, it is important to understand what rights you have. The Patient's Bill of Rights stresses the importance of building a strong relationship between patients and health-care providers.

Brain Tumor Support Groups

A cancer diagnosis can be a daunting experience for you and your family. There are support groups that provide helpful information, education and advice to help you through your journey.

Educational Resources

It is important to understand all aspects of brain tumors, including: diagnosis, treatment, research and symptoms. There are numerous organizations with information to help you.

Brain Tumor Treatment

Brain tumor treatment depends on diagnostic test results, tumor size, position and growth pattern, medical condition and health history. Surgery is the standard therapy of choice.

Brain Tumor Symptoms and Grades

Headaches, nausea, seizures and personality changes are just a few symptoms caused by a brain tumor. The grade of a tumor refers to the way cells look under a microscope.