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Brain Tumors, Psychological and Behavioral Conditions Related to

A brain tumor, or neoplasm, is a mass of abnormal cells inside the skull. The American Brain Tumor Association and the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States indicates that nearly 70,000 new cases of primary brain tumor were diagnosed in 2014 with about 4,600 cases occurring in individuals younger than the age of 19 years. Current estimates indicate that there are nearly 700,000 people in the United Stated living with a brain tumor and that in 2014, approximately 14,000 individuals lost their battles with brain tumors. This entry begins by reviewing the various types of tumor. It then discusses general symptoms, differential diagnosis, and treatment. Last, the entry focuses on specific psychological and behavioral symptoms associated with brain tumors.

Types of Tumors

Primary tumors ...

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