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Brain cancer is caused by tumors—masses of abnormal cells in the brain or spinal cord that grow out of control.

In most of the body aside from the brain, the difference between benign and malignant tumors is critical. Benign tumors do not invade nearby tissues and can be managed relatively easily, while malignant tumors can dangerously take over tissues anywhere the body.

Most brain tumors are benign—but unlike other benign tumors, a tumor in the brain is extremely dangerous.

As they grow, brain tumors push and destroy normal brain tissue and deteriorate a child’s health. It doesn’t matter if the tumor is benign or malignant—a brain tumor is life threatening.

The main concerns with brain tumors are how fast they grow, how readily they spread through the brain or spinal cord and if they can be removed or treated without coming back. Brain tumors tend to act differently in children than adults, so we must continue to push for a cure so no child has to endure brain cancer.

To help us fund the cure consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Become part of the team of people working to make a difference for kids with brain cancer.