Brain tumor is a tumor that originates from various cells that make up the brain. Another type of brain tumor is the meningeal tumors. Brain tumors can either be benign or cancerous. Common symptoms are headaches, numbness or tingling sensation in the arms or legs, seizures, mood and personality changes, memory problems, speech, hearing and vision problems.
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR DIAGNOSED?
Brain tumors are diagnosed by the doctor based on the results of a medical history and physical examination and results of a variety of specialized tests of the brain and nervous system. The tests include:
• CT Scan of the Head
• MRI of the Head
• Brain Scan
• Skull X-Rays
HOW IS BRAIN TUMOR TREATED?
The most common treatment for brain tumors is surgery. Surgery can be combined with other treatments, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can help recover after neurosurgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Brain tumors can occur at any age at any part of the brain.