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Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor in Adults Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Learn about the signs and symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumors in adults. Find out about tests that may be done for brain and spinal cord tumors. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Catching tumors early often allows for more treatment options. Some early tumors may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but this is not always the case.

Factors Affecting Outlook (Prognosis)

After a brain or spinal cord tumor diagnosis, certain factors can provide important information about the anticipated response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About Adult Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Here are some questions you can ask your treatment team to help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment options.