Glioma is a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors that come from glial cells, brain cells that can develop into tumors. Gliomas can affect the brain function and can be life-threatening depending on their location and rate of growth. They are one of the most common types of primary brain tumors. Common signs and symptoms of gliomas include:
• Nausea or vomiting
• Confusion or a decline in brain function
• Memory loss
• Personality changes or irritability
• Difficulty with balance
• Urinary incontinence
• Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
• Speech difficulties
• Seizures, especially in someone without a history of seizures
HOW IS GLIOMA DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist uses the following tests to diagnose gliomas after a thorough physical examination:
1. MRI scan of the brain
2. CT scan
HOW IS GLIOMA TREATED?
Chemotherapy and radiation therapy is recommended to treat the condition. GLIADEL® wafers and targeted therapy, is recommended for some high-grade gliomas after surgery and radiation therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
Meditation and music therapy have known to have effective cure to gliomas