The Brain and Brain Tumors

Each year over 50,000 people in the United States find out they have a brain tumor. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has provided the following information to help patients and their families and friends better understand brain tumors.

The Brain and Spinal Cord
Brain Tumors
Types of Brain Tumors
Symptoms of Brain Tumors
Diagnosis of Brain Tumors
Terms and Definitions 

At the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, we are committed to the development of innovative and effective treatments for patients with brain tumors. For more detailed information, please visit our Neurosurgical Oncology Program overview page or give us a call at (412) 647-7614. 

For general information about brain tumors, or any other forms of cancer, contact the NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS) at 1–800–4–CANCER (1–800–422–6237). Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern time.