Brain Cancer

About Brain Cancer

A brain tumor is a collection (or mass) of abnormal cell in the brain.The skull is very rigid and the brain is enclosed, so any growth inside such a restricted space can cause problems. Brain tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous.

Possible Causes

The causes of most primary brain tumors are unknown, research into this is ongoing. Brain tumors, like other tumors, are not infectious and can't be passed on to other people.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Brain Cancer vary but, often include weakness, difficulty walking, seizures, headaches, nausea, vomiting, blurry vision, a change in a persons alertness, mental capacity, memory, speech, and personality.  

Cancer Growth

Stages of Brain cancer

There are no standard staging the cancer rarely spreads, or metastasizes, further than the brain or the spinal cord.

Treatment

Brain Tumors are treated with surgery, Radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In brain surgery they are going to remove a part of your brain. They will only remove the part if you can survive without it. Radiation therapy is the treatment of disease, especially cancer, using X-rays or similar forms of radiation. Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substance, especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs.

Survival Rates

If you are younger than 55 then you have a 65% chance of living. If you are older than 65 then you have a 30% chance of living. Your cancer could go in remission if your cancer goes into remission then your survival rates will go up

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