A brain tumor is a growth in the brain that leads to increased pressure inside the skull and the destruction and compression of normal brain tissue, causing loss of function. A brain tumor may cause headaches and seizures, as well as many other nervous system problems.
Treatment may involve radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD – Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP – Emergency Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD – Family Medicine & H. Michael O’Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC – Emergency Medicine