I am new to this site and new to brain tumor. I found out there was a "spot" in my brain (left frontal lobe) after a CT scan in Sept 09. They thought that it was a stroke though and it wasn't until an MRI 2 months later that they discovered it was infact a tumor. I am 28 so I knew it wasn't a stoke. I had surgery Jan 4, 2010 to have it removed and am doing well. The recovery process hasn't been fun, but I don't have any serious side effects from the surgery so I count myself lucky. I just got the pathology back and was told it is a grade III oligoastrocytoma. The doctor didn't really tell me much about the kind of tumor other than to tell me that he has referred me to the Cancer Center for an appointment. He wouldn't say if it was malignant or benign, saying that it was neither and both at the same time, which doesn't make any sense. I am waiting to hear from the Cancer Center, but in the mean time, I was wondering if anyone here has dealt with this type of tumor? Does anyone know whether or not it is malignant? Does anyone have any stories to share. I choose to be optomistic and have faith but know that information is extremely valuable as well. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any comments you may leave.