Brain tumor is a cancerous or non-cancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain. The most common symptoms of brain tumors include headaches; numbness or tingling in the arms or legs; seizures, memory problems; mood and personality changes; balance and walking problems; nausea and vomiting; changes in speech, vision, or hearing.
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of brain tumors is done based on medical history and physical examination. Oncologists may order for CT scans, Angiogram or MRA. Further diagnosis may be done through biopsy for evaluating if the tumor is benign or malignant.
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR TREATED?
Treatment of a brain tumour depends on the type, location and size of the tumour. It also depends on the age and health of the patient. It includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
The exact cause of brain tumours is not clear yet.