The brain and spinal cord together constitute the central nervous system (CNS). Brain cancer is considered a rare disease. The cancer can occur in any part of the brain or spinal cord. The most common tumors are called gliomas (astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, or glioblastoma multiforme). Other tumor types include: Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, Meningioma, Lymphoma, Schwannoma, and Medulloblastoma.
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- Massachusetts General Hospital: Brain Tumors This Harvard affiliate provides information about neurosurgeons, referrals, guest book and links.
- Kristen Kenzig's Memorial Information Links for Brain Tumors Collection of information in a links format with an emphasis on pediatric conditions.
- James Crofts Hope Foundation Provides information of interest to families of patients with brain cancer, as well as offering an overview of the activities of this Australian entity.
- WebMD: Brain Cancer General consumer health information for this condition.
- Hope Through Research: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Summary of informational booklet compiled by the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
- NHS Choices: High-grade Brain Tumour Provides information on this malignant tumor. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
- NHS Choices: Low-grade/Mixed Brain Tumour Provides information on the varying types of tumor and includes a short video.
- eMedicine Health: Brain Cancer Consumer health resource providing information on causes, symptoms and treatment.
- National Cancer Institute: Brain Tumors Offers information on brain tumor, its diagnosis, and treatment. Covers topics on both benign and malignant adult and pediatric brain tumors.