Cerebral lymphoma, also known as Brain Lymphoma or Central Nervous System (CNS) lymphoma, is a rare type of cancer that originates in the lymph tissues of the brain or spinal cord. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebral Lymphoma can occur when the cells from lymph tissue become malignant (cancerous) and forms in the central nervous system (primary) or spreads from other parts of the body to the central nervous system (secondary).
Cerebral Lymphoma can be life-threating without treatment and men are more likely to develop cerebral lymphoma than women.
The average age of diagnosis for cerebral lymphoma is 55.