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Screening for Brain Tumors

Authors:
  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Publication Type:

Condition InDepth

Screening for Brain Tumors

The purpose of screening is to find and treat diseases early. Tests are given to people who may be at high risk, but who do not have problems.

There are no current screening guidelines for brain tumors in people who do not have symptoms.

References

  • Astrocytoma and oligodentroglioma in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/astrocytoma-and-oligodendroglioma-in-adults. Accessed July 13, 2021.
  • Causes, risk factors, and prevention. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/brain-spinal-cord-tumors-adults/causes-risks-prevention.html. Accessed July 13, 2021.
  • Meningioma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/meningioma. Accessed July 13, 2021.

Contributors

  • Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated:
2021-07-01

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