Brain cancer is a chronic disease that forms as a malignant tumor growth inside the brain tissue, notes MedicineNet. The tumor continues to grow until it is detected and treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or su... More »

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Brain tumors tend to locate themselves within certain lobes that expand across both sides of the brain and are not classified by the side of the brain they occur on, states Mayfield Clinic; a glioblastoma multiforme is t... More »

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The most common types of brain tumors in adults are gliomas and astrocytic tumors, according to WebMD. In children, brain tumors are most commonly astrocytomas, states the National Cancer Institute. More »

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Appendix cancer is a rare form of cancer that involves the growth of a malignant tumor in the appendix, according to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Appendix cancer can occur in the form of carcinoid t... More »

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Chordoma, a rare malignant tumor, can develop in the coccyx, or tailbone, and throughout the spine, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chordomas grow slowly, and they can spread to other areas of ... More »

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Sarcoma cancer is a rare type of malignant tumor that occurs in the connective tissues, a group of tissues that connect and support other tissues and body organs. The tumors commonly affect the blood vessels, tendons, fa... More »

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Glioblastoma cancer is a highly malignant form of brain cancer that occurs in the star-shaped cells, or astrocytes, that make up the brain's supportive tissue, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Because o... More »