Brain Tumors—Patient Version
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.
PDQ Treatment Information for Patients
- Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Treatment
- Childhood Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors Treatment Overview
- Childhood Astrocytoma Treatment
- Childhood Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment
- Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Treatment
- Childhood Medulloblastoma & Other CNS Embryonal Tumors Treatment
- Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumors Treatment
- Childhood Craniopharyngioma Treatment
- Childhood Ependymoma Treatment
Causes & Prevention
NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of brain tumors.
NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for brain tumors.
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.Emotions and Cancer Adjusting to Cancer Support for Caregivers Survivorship Advanced Cancer Managing Cancer Care