Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a type of cancer that either forms in the brain or spreads there from elsewhere in the body.

Brain cancer is a broad term, and a scary one at that, but the experts in the GW Cancer Center’s Neuro Oncology Program are highly trained to diagnose and treat all types of brain cancer using a comprehensive and compassionate approach.

Because different types of brain cancer affect different parts of the brain, symptoms can vary greatly. They may include: headaches; seizures or convulsions; difficulty thinking, speaking, or finding words; personality or behavior changes; weakness, numbness, or paralysis in one part or one side of the body; loss of balance, dizziness, or unsteadiness; memory loss; and vision changes.

Patients should seek medical attention if they exhibit any unusual symptoms or behavior.