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Screening and Tests
A neurological exam typically is conducted to check reflexes, strength, facial movement control, vision and level of awareness. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) usually is done to see the tumor and determine the best treatment
In classifying brain tumors, the first distinction is whether the tumor originated in the brain or started in another area of the body and spread to the brain.
Primary brain tumors, such as glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytomas, are among the types of tumor that originate in the brain.Secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors originate in other parts of the body and spread to the brain.
Primary Brain Tumors