Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer (also known as Primary Brain Cancer) is a disease of the brain in which Cancer cells arise in the brain tissue. Cancer cells grow to form a mass of Cancer tissue (tumour) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions.

Brain Metastases only develops if a person already has Cancer. The most common cancers that spread to the brain are:

  • Lung
  • Breast
  • Skin (Melanoma)
  • Kidney
  • Testicular
  • Colorectal
  • Lymphoma (Mainly Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)
  • Leukemia

As of 2016, there has been an estimated 3,000 new cases of Brain Cancer and an estimated 2,300 Brain Cancer deaths in Canada (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2016).

 

Canadian Brain Cancer Organizations

International Brain Cancer Organizations

Brain Cancer Blogs

Brain Cancer Stories