Types of Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Children Many different types of tumors can occur in the brain and spinal cord. Several factors are important when doctors are trying to figure out how best to treat a tumor and what the prognosis (outlook) is likely to be.
Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in people under the age of 39. This cancer cannot be detected without a thorough physical examination and there are no risk factors. Thus, we cannot prevent brain cancer. Once diagnosed, patients undergo brain surgery to remove the tumour bulk.