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A brain tumor is a mass of unnecessary cells growing in the brain. There are two types of brain tumors: primary and metastatic. Primary brain tumors start growing in the brain and tend to stay there. Metastatic brain tumors begin as cancer in another part of the body and then spread to the brain.
Krista McFadden was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here, she talks about her experience with awake brain surgery.
Glioblastomas are the most common and lethal form of brain tumor because they become resistant to treatment. UC San Diego researchers may know why — a discovery that could lead to more effective therapies. Learn more. Or link to GBM treatment info:
American Brain Tumor Association
Dedicated to eliminating brain tumors through research and to meeting the needs of brain tumor patients and their families.
National Brain Tumor Society
A nonprofit serving as a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers and medical professionals in the brain tumor community.
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