Overview

A brain tumor is defined as any abnormal or uncontrolled growth of cells in the brain. Tumors can be benign, meaning non-cancerous, or malignant, meaning they may be cancerous.

Because of the location, it is essential to recognize that even benign brain tumors can be dangerous. As tumors grow, they may press upon normal brain tissues, causing inflammation and brain swelling. Therefore, both benign and malignant brain tumors should be treated as early as possible.


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapies

To learn about diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, please visit the Brain Tumor Program, part of the larger Brain Health Center.