Brain Tumor Treatment

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
An older man sitting on a couch suffers from a brain tumor.

A brain tumor is a group of abnormal cells that have grown in or around the brain, which can be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). About 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor and an estimated 30 percent of those cases are malignant. 

Because of the brain’s complexity and its connection to the body’s spine and nervous system, brain tumors—and their treatments—can cause a wide variety of neurological symptoms including: memory loss, seizures and loss of motor control. A patient who is diagnosed with a metastatic, or cancerous tumor will probably undergo aggressive treatment that includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of those treatments.