Tumor Types

Brain tumor symptoms can vary according to tumor type and location. There are times a person may have no symptoms when their brain tumor is discovered.

  • National Headache Foundation
  • Visual changes such as double vision or loss of vision
  • Personality changes – more information can be found through the American Brain Tumor Association
  • Memory loss
  • Poor coordination
  • Difficulty speaking or comprehending
  • Seizures. There are many different types of seizures and not all seizures cause loss of consciousness or uncontrolled movements of the arms and legs. For more information about what to do in the event that you or your loved one experiences a seizure, please refer to the American Brain Tumor Association

Some additional online guides are available for more information about specific tumor types:

Astrocytoma

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Brain Metastases

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Meningiomas

Meningioma tumors are usually non-cancerous, but may cause seizures or problems with your vision, hearing, memory, or balance.

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Oligodendroglioma

Our brain oncologists will accurately identify characteristics of these tumors to determine the most effective treatment, which may involve surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the Nervous System

Click here to learn more about paraneoplastic syndromes.

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Pediatric Brain Tumors

Click here to learn more about pediatric tumors.

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Pituitary Tumors

Pituitary tumors typically grow slowly and do not spread. Our specialists may recommend surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, observation, or a combination of treatments.

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Skull Base Tumor

Our specialists can perform challenging surgery deep within the skull where benign and cancerous tumors have developed. Radiation or chemotherapy also may be used to treat your cancer.

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Spinal Tumors

Our goal when treating your spinal tumor is to reduce nerve damage from pressure on the spinal cord. Your personalized treatment plan may include steroids, surgery and radiation therapy.

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