What is brain cancer?

January 28, 2007 7:51am CST
It's a tumour caused by uncontrolled cell division somewhere in the brain. It can be primary (cancer that starts in the brain) or metastatic (spread from a cancer elsewhere in the body - more common).Beyond that, there are many different types of brain cancer.
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1 Feb 07
Cancers of the brain are abnormal growths of cells in the brain.Although such growths are popularly called brain tumors, not all brain tumors are cancer. Cancer is a term reserved for malignant tumors. Malignant tumors grow and spread aggressively, overpowering healthy cells by taking their space, blood, and nutrients. (Like all cells of the body, tumor cells need blood and nutrients to survive.) Tumors that do not spread aggressively are called benign. In general, a benign tumor is less serious than a malignant tumor. But a benign tumor can still cause many problems in the brain. hope this information helps, bye