Registrar In Surgical Oncology, Fellowship In Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship In advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship In Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship In CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship In PIPAC
Oncologist - Specializes in Treatment of Brain Tumor
Brain tumours, which can occur at any age, are classified as grade I, grade II, or grade III, or grade IV based on the way cells look under a microscope. The higher the grade number, more aggressively the tumour usually behaves. The most common type of primary brain tumours among adults includes meningioma, astrocytoma, and oligodendroglioma. In children, the common brain tumours are medulloblastoma, grade I or II astrocytoma, (or glioma) ependymoma, and brain stems glioma
Common Symptoms: headaches; numbness or tingling in the arms or legs; seizures, memory problems; personality changes; balance and walking problems; nausea & vomiting; changes in speech, vision, or hearing.
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
An oncologist diagnoses through:
1. Neurologic exam
3. CT Scan
5. Spinal tap
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR TREATED?
Brain tumors that are not located in complex places of the brain can be removed through surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are other options for killing or shrinking the tumor. Supportive treatment from physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist may be needed during post-operative recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Brain tumors can occur at any age at any part of the brain.