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Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
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Definition of brain tumor: The growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).

Estimated new cases and deaths from brain and other nervous system tumors in the United States in 2008:

New cases: 21,810
Deaths: 13,070

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Brain Tumors to learn about brain tumor symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.
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