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How are brain cancer and brain tumor different?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Pathology type

Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors.
Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer.

In brief: Pathology type

Brain tumor is a generic term that includes benign, low grade and malignant brain tumors.
Brain cancer refers to the malignant category. When one speaks of a brain cancer, this may be a primary (originating from the brain tissue) or metastatic (originating from cancer outside of the brain). Treatment depends on the type of cancer.
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