Understanding Brain Tumors

Your Guide to Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in the brain and can be malignant or benign. There are more than 100 different kinds of brain tumors. If you have been diagnosed with a brain tumor, you need an experienced team that can offer personalized care, no matter what kind of tumor you have.

Vanderbilt Health’s combined team of neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists is unmatched in Tennessee. Our specialized team has performed more than 10,000 brain surgeries with excellent outcomes. We meet you where you are in your journey. We offer compassionate care, access to innovative clinical trials if you choose to join them and encouraging support groups.

By downloading our guide, you’ll learn about:

  • Types of brain tumors, including gliomas
  • Symptoms of brain tumors
  • How brain tumors are graded and diagnosed
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options

Watch Katie's Story

A complicated tumor was found in Katie Creech’s brain, but she was immediately surrounded by a loving and supportive clinical staff at Vanderbilt who fought to remove the tumor and stop its growth. Years later, she’s reminded that every day is a gift.