Diagnosis of Brain Tumors
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
The doctor may ask about your symptoms and health history. A neurological exam may be done. Testing may help narrow down the cause of the problem.
Diagnosis of a Brain Tumor
These tests may be done:
Other tests may be done, such as:
Staging of a Brain Tumor
If a brain tumor is confirmed, the results from the tests will help determine the stage of the cancer. Staging is the evaluation of where a tumor has spread to. It is used with other information, such as molecular testing. Staging is not done for all types of brain tumors.
Tumor grades help predict the rate of growth, if it will spread, and outcomes that may happen. Brain tumors grades are:
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Last reviewed July 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 7/14/2021
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