Brain, Base-Of-Skull, & Spine Tumors
There are many different types of brain tumors, as well as different treatment options for each kind. Brain tumors can be cancerous or benign. Both cancerous and benign brain tumors can press on surrounding brain tissue, causing serious disruptions in behavior and function. Though benign tumors will not spread to other organs, if they press on surrounding tissues they can still be life threatening.
Brain tumors are classified by the type of brain cells in which they begin, the location in the brain where they grow, and their grade. Brain tumor grades indicate how fast the tumor is likely to grow and how abnormal the cells look under a microscope when a pathologist examines them.
Types of Brain, Base-of-Skull, Spine Tumors include:
Gliomas & other Malignant Primary Brain Tumors
Brain & Spine Metastases
Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM’s)
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