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Posted On Friday 12th August 2016 4:41 PM

What Is Brain Tumor?

A brain tumor is a collection, or mass, of abnormal cells in the brain. Skull which encloses the brain is very rigid and any abnormal growth in such a restricted area can cause many problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous or non-cancerous. When non-cancerous tumors grow, they cause pressure inside the skull to increase which can damage the brain and can lead to life-threatening problems. Brain tumors are generally categorized in the primary and secondary type of brain tumor. Primary brain tumor originates in the brain itself whereas secondary occurs when the cancer cells spread to the brain from another organ.

Symptoms of Brain Tumour

The symptoms of a brain tumour vary from patient to patient depending on the exact part of the brain which is being affected. Following are some of the symptoms of brain tumor:-

  • Severe pain in the head.
  • Persistent headaches.
  • Personality or behavior changes
  • Seizures.
  • Persistent nausea.
  • Hearing problems.
  • The difficulty with balance.
  • Gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or a leg.
  • Confusion in everyday matters.

Treatment for Brain Tumor

Treatment for a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor with the overall health of the patient. Following are some of the treatment for brain tumor:-

Surgery: - If the brain tumor is located in a place where the surgeon can access the tumor easily then the surgeon will work to remove as much as brain tumor as possible. In some cases, tumors are small and easy to separate from surrounding brain tissue which makes the complete removal of tumor possible.

Whereas in case if the tumors can't be separated from surrounding tissue or if they are located near sen

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