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Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
An adult central nervous system (CNS) tumor is a disease in which abnormal cells form in the tissues of the brain and/or spinal cord. There are many types of brain and spinal cord tumors. The tumors are formed by the abnormal growth of cells and may begin in different parts of the brain or spinal cord. Together, the...

Childhood Medulloblastoma and Other Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Medulloblastoma and other central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors may begin in embryonic (fetal) cells that remain in the brain after birth. . Medulloblastoma is a fast-growing tumor that forms in the cerebellum (the lower, back part of the brain). Medulloblastoma is the most common type of CNS embryonal tumor...

Childhood Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Central nervous system (CNS) atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the brain. Central nervous system (CNS) atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) is a very rare, fast-growing tumor that begins in the brain and spinal cord. It usually occurs in...

Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Childhood central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors form from germ cells. . Germ cells are the reproductive cells in a fetus. These cells later become sperm in the testicles or unfertilized eggs in the ovaries. Sometimes the germ cells travel to or from other parts of the fetus as it develops and later become germ...

Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Summary Index (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]
Primary brain tumors are a diverse group of diseases that together constitute the most common solid tumor of childhood. The Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) estimates that approximately 4,300 U.S. children are diagnosed each year.[ 1] Brain tumors are classified by histology, but tumor location...

Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a fast-growing type of brain tumor that starts in the part of the brain stem called the pons. The brain stem is the part of the brain above the back of the neck that is connected to the spinal cord. The pons controls many vital functions such as breathing, heart rate, and blood...

Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Childhood craniopharyngiomas are benign brain tumors found near the pituitary gland. Childhood craniopharyngiomas are rare tumors usually found near the pituitary gland (a pea-sized organ at the bottom of the brain that controls other glands) and the hypothalamus (a small cone-shaped organ connected to the pituitary...

Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment: Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]
Gliomas are a group of tumors that arise from glial cells in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Glial cells support and protect the brain's nerve cells (also called neurons). They hold nerve cells in place, bring food and oxygen to nerve cells, and help protect nerve cells from disease, such as...

Discusses causes of dementia, which include strokes, tumors, and Alzheimer's disease. Covers symptoms like memory loss and forgetfulness. Covers how dementia is diagnosed. Looks at treatment options. Covers issues for caregivers.