If you have a brain or spinal cord tumor or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope. Here you can find out all about brain and spinal cord tumors in adults, including risk factors, symptoms, and how they are found and treated. (For information on children’s tumors see Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children.)
Whether you’re worried about developing a brain or spinal cord tumor, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler vision in If You're an Adult with Brain or Spinal Cord Tumors.
Learn about the causes of adult brain and spinal cord tumors and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are facing a brain or spinal cord tumor, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from adult brain and spinal cord tumors. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.