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Brain Tumor: Treatment, Types and Slideshare

Brain Tumor: Treatment, Types and Slideshare

Overview

When the abnormal cells in the brain of a human body start growing severe, this is a condition of brain tumour. This disease is not so easy and light to be taken off. Brain tumour exists in different types in different people. This is one of the worst diseases one can suffer from. Depending upon the location, size of the brain tumour you have, your treatments would also differ. About 40% of people having brain tumours survive for the utmost 1 year but many survive for even 5 years.

What are the causes for brain tumour

The major cause which one can have a brain tumour is high exposure to ionizing radiation. Although in many cases the reason is unknown to the doctors, there are the following of them that can be one –

βœ”οΈ Brain injuries or seizures

βœ”οΈ Electromagnetic fields

βœ”οΈ Age ( most common in children and aged people) and gender ( women tend to be affected more than men )

βœ”οΈ Exposures of harmful environmental toxins in the workplace or even at home

βœ”οΈ Exposures to viruses, allergens and other infections

βœ”οΈ Dietary N nitro compounds can also be a reason

βœ”οΈ Races and ethnicity (ex – north Europeans are more likely to get infected by brain tumours than Japanese)

βœ”οΈ Hereditary or genetics

βœ”οΈ Family history

Symptoms of brain tumour

One can understand clearly if they are suffering from brain cancer or not if they can see the following signs and symptoms in their body –

Β  βœ”οΈSudden nausea or vomiting

βœ”οΈΒ Low blood pressure

βœ”οΈ Continuous headaches ( worst in the morning and while sleeping )

βœ”οΈ Low eyesight or hearing problems

βœ”οΈ Galactorrhea or gynecomastia

βœ”οΈ Fatigue or feeling tired all the time

βœ”οΈ Loss of sensation in the body

βœ”οΈ Forget everyday work or confusion in small things

βœ”οΈ Inability to learn new things from something or someone

Β  βœ”οΈSudden behavioural changes

βœ”οΈ Feeling sad

βœ”οΈ New onsets

βœ”οΈ Unable to speak with confidence

βœ”οΈ Inability to make decisions

βœ”οΈ Seizures

βœ”οΈ Unable to balance life

βœ”οΈ Uncontrollable movements of hands, legs and other body parts

βœ”οΈ Severe change in mood, behaviour and the way you used to think before

When to see a doctor

If persistent symptoms among the above are seen in one, the immediate concern of a doctor as delayed would lead to huge damage.

There is also some brain tumour which are not in the brain first but had spread to the brain from different part of the body. These are called metastatic brain tumour that spreads in the form of metastasizes. Some of such cancers include –

1. Colon cancer

2. Kidney cancer

3. Lung cancer

4. Breast cancer

5. Melanoma cancer

Can we prevent brain tumour ??

Prevention of brain tumours is impossible as it happens naturally and suddenly. But keeping a few things in your mind can help you reduce the risk. Some of them are –

1. Avoiding smoking or alcoholism

2. Least exposure to toxins and harmful surroundings

3. No unnecessary exposure to radiation

4. Doing Regular brain exercise

5. Eating healthy fruits and vegetables

Some myths in aspect to brain tumour

Fact – not all brain tumours are cancerous. More than half of them are non–cancerous and are available for treatment in all ways.

Fact – no, the treatments vary from one person to another depending upon their type, their stage and other many factors.

Fact – no, some of the brain tumours are a cause of cancer in the other body part also.

How do doctors diagnose brain tumour

Doctors can examine and take the following tests to study the diagnosis of your brain tumour –

1. Magnetic resonance imaging tests ( MRI )

2. Neurological exams to check eyesight, hearing ability, balancing ability and others

3. Biopsy operation

Treatments –

For the right treatment for your tumour types, you must consult your doctor only for the perfect treatment for your brain. Doctors basically suggest the following –

1. Surgery – to separate the affected brain tissue

2. Radiation therapies – like x-rays or protons to kill the tumour

3. Medications and drug therapies

4. Chemotherapy

5. Stereotactic radiosurgery

Frequently asked questions –

Answer – yes, in most of the cases it is curable if treatments are started at the right time and in a right way.

Answer – you can go to doctors who are neurologists, an oncologist or a therapist.

Answer – it basically differs on many factors. But on average one can survive from a year to five years utmost.

Answer – yes, vertigo is one of the signs of a brain tumour.

Answer – not really, there are cases about this equal to no.