Brain Cancer

To learn more about brain tumors, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.

To view brain cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet

Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Symptoms of a brain tumor may vary depending on the size, type, and location of the tumor. The most common signs and symptoms include headaches, seizures, memory loss, depression, mood swings, personality changes, cognitive function changes (such as the ability to reason, remember or learn), neuropsychiatric symptoms (such as aggression, delusion, hallucination, impulsivity, mania, paranoia, psychosis or violent behavior), fatigue and/or focal symptoms.1

  • While most brain tumors are not tied to any particular risk factors, there are a few factors that can increase the risk of brain tumors. Some of these risk factors include radiation exposure, family history, or having a weakened immune system.2

  • You can connect with other people that have brain cancer online and/or via telephone, which can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.

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Additional Resources

American Brain Tumor Association

CERN Foundation: Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network

End Brain Cancer

National Brain Tumor Society

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

The Brain Tumor Foundation