Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow to form a mass in the tissue of the brain. Sometimes, these masses can grow large enough to disrupt normal brain activity and interfere with the senses, memory, body functions and control.  Primary brain cancer is cancer that starts in the brain; if the cancer is in the brain, but did not originate there, then it is metastatic brain cancer and thus traveled to the brain through the blood stream or lymphatic system from another area of the body (most commonly the lungs and breasts).  Brain cancer occurs infrequently affecting roughly 22,000 people per year. Treatment and prognosis are determined based upon where in the brain the cancer is residing, the size of the tumor and whether or not it is inoperable.

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