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Brain Cancer

The latest brain cancer news, advice, and information, including treatment, symptoms, risk factors, advanced stages, and real stories about people living with brain cancer.

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What Should You Know About Glioblastomas?

Learn more about glioblastomas, which are tumors found in the brain that are typically highly malignant.

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Treatment

New Vaccine for Aggressive Brain Cancer Could Increase Survival By Nearly 2 Years

In a clinical trial, a vaccine for the treatment of glioblastoma, which killed John McCain, showed promising results.

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Treatment

Brain Tumors: Do They Respond to Immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy, a type of treatment that enlists parts of our immune systems to fight diseases, may also help treat slow-growing brain tumors, a new study shows.

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Living With

Top Resources for People With Brain Cancer

You need help when you get a brain cancer diagnosis. Check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

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Treatment

Basics of Brain Cancer Treatment Options

Learn more about surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted treatment, and other approaches to a wide variety of brain cancers.

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Treatment

To All Who Helped Along Your Cancer Journey

A simple thank you card and gift can go a long way to showing your appreciation for the family, friends, and doctors who helped you on your cancer journey.

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Advanced Stages

A Reporter Reflects on His Third Cancer Journey

Reporter Jeffrey Weiss has been writing most of his life. Read his thoughts as he ponders his final months with glioblastoma.

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Observation Leads to Discovery Linked to How Cancer Spreads

A college sophomore’s work in a science lab led to a finding on how cancer cells spread.

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Diagnosis

When Lymphoma Is Confused with Multiple Sclerosis

Diagnosing multiple sclerosis is not as easy as undergoing an MRI scan and having a neurologist watch you walk; instead, it is a challenging process, and neurologists want to get it right. One thing that was considered even before I underwent MRI sca...

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How to Pick the Right Oncologist

Do you have the right oncologist? Check this list of 10 tips to make sure yours matches up with the health professional you really need.

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Prevention

Brain Cancer Risk Factors

Radiation therapy used to treat brain cancers increases the risk of brain tumors up to 20 or 30 years later.

Meet the Experts

Phyllis Johnson
Patient Expert

Phyllis Johnson is an inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) survivor diagnosed in 1998, and has written about cancer for HealthCentral since 2007.

PJ Hamel
Patient Expert

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease.