Pineal Tumors Topic Guide
Pineal Tumors: Benign and malignant tumors that arise in the region of the pineal gland are termed "pineal tumors." There are three common types of pineal tumors; 1) gliomas; 2) germ cell tumors; 3) pineal cell tumors. The cause for pineal tumors is not known. Symptoms of pineal tumors include hydrocephalus, headache, nausea, vomiting, seizures, visual changes, or memory disturbances. Treatment of pineal tumors depends on the location and can include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
Brain Cancer Brain cancer may develop in primary brain cells, in cells that form other brain components, or from the growth of cancer cells in other parts of the body that have spread to the brain. Symptoms include headache, seizures, weakness, and nausea and vomiting. Treatment depends upon the patient's age, overall health, and the size, type, location, and grade of the tumor.