What is it?

Malignant Neoplasm of the Nervous System includes cancer in the cranial nerves, the meninges, the spinal cord and the spinal meninges. There could be different types of malignancies in these areas, and it could greatly affect the person’s motor skills and sensations.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Spinal cord cancer
- Malignant Neoplasm of Cranial Nerves
- Malignant Neoplasm of Cerebral Meninges
- Malignant Neoplasm of Spinal Meninges
- Malignant Neoplasm of Spinal Cord

Signs & symptoms

Signs and symptoms may include headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, balance problems, personality or behavior changes, seizure, drowsiness, neck pain, and coma. Other more specific symptoms include hearing loss, weakness of facial muscles, facial numbness or pain and trouble swallowing. Spinal cord tumors may also cause bladder or bowel problems.


Diagnosis is based upon medical history and physical examination. Then, some imaging tests may be done such as CT or MRI scans. Lumbar puncture may also be done in some of the cases.


Treatment for malignant neoplasms of the nervous system includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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