Tumors of the brain can be malignant (cancerous) or benign
(non-cancerous). Even benign tumors can cause serious problems since they can
press against or damage brain tissue or the spine as they grow.
What is a brain tumor?
cells that make up brain tissue grow, divide and replace themselves in an
orderly way. Sometimes cells lose their ability to limit and direct their
growth. When too much tissue forms, a brain
The exact mechanism behind why this occurs is unknown, but many of the Givens
Brain Tumor Center research studies focus on better understanding why brain
tumors have different patterns and treatments in adults and children.
A brain tumor can
be cancerous (malignant) or be non-cancerous (benign). Even a benign tumor in
the brain or spine is a serious problem because it can damage the central
nervous system as it grows and increases brain
What is a metastatic brain tumor?
brain tumor is
cancer that has traveled into the brain from another part of the body.
types of cancer can cause a metastatic brain tumor. Cancer commonly spreads to
the brain from the lungs, breast, kidneys or skin (melanoma). Metastatic brain tumors are
more common in adults than in children.
We care for patients with tumors and conditions that include:
Our neurosurgeons care for patients with tumors and conditions that
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