Brain Cancer—Patient Version

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Overview

Brain and spinal cord (also known as central nervous system, or CNS) tumors can be benign or malignant. Explore the links on this page to learn more about the many different CNS tumor types and how they are treated.  We also have information about brain cancer statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of brain cancer.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for brain cancer.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

Feelings and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care