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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Glioma del tronco encefálico

Brain stem glioma (glee-OH-muh)
A tumor located in the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord (the brain stem). It may grow rapidly or slowly, depending on the grade of the tumor.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.