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Neuro‐Oncology Crossword Puzzle

Bradley, Gina MS RN CNRN

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Clues from: Bader, M. K., & Littlejohns, L. R. (2004). AANN core curriculum for neuroscience nursing (4th ed.). St. Louis: Saunders. For the solution, go to

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2 Gliacyte and gliadel are types of _____therapy for brain tumors

4 Germanoma is a type of ____cell tumor.

6 Area of the brain stem where tumors can arise

10 Ependymomas may cause an obstruction of ________.

13 Frequently the presenting symptoms in brain tumor patients

16 Dexamethasone is prescribed to reduce this

17 Tumors that originate in the brain

18 Standard chemotherapy for newly diagnosed GBM

19 Tumor of cranial nerve VIII; _____ neuroma

20 ______metastasis is AKA carcinogenous meningitis

21 Aggressive brain tumor rated grade III on WHO scale

22 The diagnosis of brain tumor can have a significant impact on the patient and their ________

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1 GBM is a type of ____tumor

2 Lesion in this area may cause mood swings, personality changes, and impulsiveness

3 Brain tumor that originates from another body organ

5 Given in divided doses or fractionated

7 Death of the tumor cells

8 Brain tumor that arises from the meninges: often benign

9 Agent that works at cellular level to prevent malignant cell growth

11 Elevation in this may cause mental status changes, herniation, and death

12 Diagnostic tool of choice for brain tumors

14 Lesion in this area may cause nystagmus, ataxia, and dysmetria

15 Common complication in brain tumor patients

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