In 2010, an estimated 13,140 people will die from a brain tumor, according to the National Cancer Institute. But what are the brain tumor survival statistics? Learn about the rates of survival in these types of brain tumors: meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, ependymomas and glioblastoma multiforme.
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare new growths that are involved in the interplay between two body systems, the endocrine and the nervous systems. Find out how neuroendocrine tumors and chemo are usually associated with each other.
Since the brain is responsible for almost everything that takes place in the human body and mind, tumors are especially harmful there. Here we present a detailed list of brain tumor symptoms.
Learn about stage 4 brain cancer in this overview. Find out about causes, symptoms and the diagnosis of this disease. Discover what treatments may be used and how those treatment options are decided.
JC virus (JCV) is known to cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). It is possible that this virus also plays a role in human cancer, particularly brain tumors. This article sumarizes the current thinking on JC virus and medulloblastoma, astrocytoma and other cancers.
Primary tumors of the CNS (central nervous system) account for approximately 2% of human cancers. The most common type of CNS tumors in adults are malignant gliomas, which are divided into low grade (grade 1 and grade 2 glioma) and high grade (grade 3 and 4).
Cerebellar astrocytoma symptoms can be confused with those of other conditions. Learn about the symptoms of this condition, as well as what it is and what kind of prognosis can be expected.
Located near the optic nerves and pituitary glands, a craniopharyngioma may cause headaches, altered vision or endocrine problems. But does it affect behavior? Learn about the behavioral problems of adult craniopharyngioma patients.
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is a highly malignant nervous system tumor that occurs primarily in very young children. The article discusses on various aspects of the disease including the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment measures.
Approximately two percent of all cases of brain tumors in teens and children are Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA). Learn what JPA is, as well as the risks, symptoms, cause, treatment options and prognosis of it.