Brain Cancer

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

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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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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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We’ve curated additional brain cancer resources to help you access important information and support by the phase you’re interested in, whether it’s prevention, symptoms and tests, new diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials or long-term management. You can also be matched to programs that can help with issues you may be facing, whether it’s the cost of care, you’re feeling alone or another obstacle. Resources can also be filtered by the medium you prefer, whether it’s a book, website, hotline, podcast, online community, mobile app, among others!

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