How brain tumor can affect your health?
Brain tumors are abnormal cell masses or growths in the brain.
There are many different types of brain tumors. Some brain tumors are non-cancerous (benign), and some brain tumors are cancerous (malignant). Brain tumors can start in the brain (primary brain tumors), or cancer can begin in other parts of the body and spread to the brain as secondary (metastatic) brain tumors.
Symptoms vary depending on the location of the brain tumor, but the following may be associated with different types of brain tumors:
- Headaches that may worsen in the morning or wake the patient at night
- Seizures or seizures
- Difficulty thinking, speaking, and explaining
- personality change
- Weakness or paralysis on one or one side of the body
- Loss of balance or dizziness
- vision changes
- hearing changes
- Facial numbness and tingling
- Nausea or vomiting, dysphagia
- Confusion and disorientation
Treatment of brain tumors depends on the type, size, location, general health, and preferences of cancer.
If the brain tumor is within reach for surgery, the surgeon will try to remove as much of the brain tumor as possible safely.
Some brain tumors are small and easily separated from the surrounding brain tissue, allowing for complete surgical resection. Other brain tumors are inseparable from surrounding tissue or close to sensitive areas of the brain, making surgery dangerous. In these cases, the doctor will safely remove cancer.
Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays such as x-rays and protons to kill tumor cells. Radiation therapy may be given from an out-of-body machine (external beam radiation) or very rarely radiation placed inside the body near a brain tumor (proximity radiation therapy).
External beam radiation can only focus on the area of the brain where the tumor is located. Alternatively, it can be applied to the whole brain (whole brain radiation). Whole-brain radiation therapy is most often used to treat cancer that has spread to the brain from other parts of the body and forms more than one tumor in the brain.
Brain tumor has always been a major challenge to medical science pertaining to its critically delicate location and impairment of important functions. Brain tumor is caused by abnormal growth of cells inside the brain or skull. You can read more about it on Mumbailive.com
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