Brain and nerves
The brain, nerves and spinal cord form part of the nervous system. Nerve cells and chemicals called neurotransmitters help different parts of the body communicate. Tumours, seizures, headaches and brain disorders can affect the brain.
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Topic: Brain tumours
In its earlier stages, an acoustic neuroma can present similar symptoms to other, less serious conditions, which may delay diagnosis and treatment.
Brain cancer symptoms and treatment depend on which part of the brain is affected.
Gliomas are brain tumours associated with the three types of glial cell in the brain.
A meningioma is a non-cancerous brain tumour and responds well to treatment.
Generally, pituitary tumours are benign and slow growing, and pituitary cancers are extremely rare.