Brain Tumors

Overview

An abnormal collection or growth of cells in the brain is called a brain tumor. They can be benign or malignant. When a tumor grows inside the limited confines of the skull, it tends to cause a variety of problems.

Risk Factors

There are no known causes for brain tumors. Some factors that are associated with increased susceptibility to Brain Tumors are:

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms depend on the location of the tumor. Some symptoms are:

  • Adults:
    • Severe headaches experienced while in the supine position
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Diagnosis

  • Imaging
    • CT scan - It is a diagnostic imaging procedure that uses x-rays to build cross-sectional images of the brain.
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Treatment

Irrespective of whether a brain tumor is primary or metastatic, benign or malignant, it is treated with surgery combined with radiation or chemotherapy and, in some cases, both if required. Decisions on treatment strategy are made on a case-by-case basis.

FAQ

  • What is a metastatic brain tumor?
  • What is Progression-free survival?
  • Can you survive brain metastases?
  • What is the life expectancy of a person with brain tumor?
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