Brain and Spine Cancer


November 28, 2018

Newly Diagnosed with a Rare Brain or Spine Tumor

The signs and symptoms of brain and spine tumors vary greatly and depend on the tumor location, size and how fast they grow. Symptoms can be caused by the location of the tumor or from the tumor pressing on brain tissue or the spinal cord and nerves.

The signs and symptoms of brain and spine tumors vary greatly and depend on the tumor location, size and how fast they grow. Symptoms can be caused by the location of the tumor or from the tumor pressing on brain tissue or the spinal cord and nerves.


Brain and Spine Tumor Anatomy and Functions

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The brain controls many important body functions, such as emotions, vision, thought, speech, and movement. The spinal cord connects the brain to nerves in most parts of the body.


Questions to Ask Your Neuro-oncologist or Neurosurgeon if You Have a Recurrence

x-ray of brain showing tumor. Computer generated images with correct male anatomy, showing brain with a glowing tumor inside.

When your rare brain or spine tumor comes back or begins to grow after treatment, your doctor calls it a reccurence. Use these questions to determine the best treatment for a reccurence.


Coping with a Rare Brain and Spine Tumor Diagnosis

Coping with a Rare Brain and Spine Tumor Diagnosis

Coping with a rare tumor diagnosis may make you feel isolated, overwhelmed, afraid or even angry. You may wonder if anyone understands your diagnosis or how you feel. You may be unsure where to find more information or you may need time to understand how your diagnosis will affect your life and loved ones.


March 8, 2018

Brain and Spine Cancer

Brain and Spine Caner

An adult central nervous system tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain and/or spinal cord.