Some Quick Facts About Brain Cancer

  • Brain tumors are often difficult to diagnose because their signs and symptoms may mimic those of other disorders. Symptoms will also vary according to the exact location of the tumor.
  • Paediatric brain tumours are not the same as those in adults. Children’s brain tumours require specific research and different treatments.
  • Most brain tumours tend not to metastasise or spread to distant areas in other parts of the body outside the brain and/or spinal cord (CNS). They do, however, tend to recur locally, or spread to other areas of the CNS.

“Understanding Brain Tumours”Timothy Cloughesy, MD – University of California, Los Angeles Original Webcast: September 27, 2012 A full transcript of the Webinar can be accessed HERE

The above facts are even more reason why it is important to raise awareness by Going Grey for May!

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