Brain Tumor: Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Treatment

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Brain Tumor

Brain tumors are formed by abnormal growth of cells in the brain. These cancer tumors can affect the functioning of the brain, based on their location. While brain tumors may either be cancerous or benign, benign tumors stay in their place, not spreading to other parts and not disturbing the surrounding tissues. On the other hand, cancerous tumors can spread to other parts, invading the space of nutrients, blood, and healthy cells. Some common brain tumors are meningiomas, medulloblastomas pituitary adenomas, gliomas, and vestibular schwannomas.

Brain Tumor Symptoms

The brain cancer symptoms can be the same as other conditions, which makes it tough to diagnose the condition at an early stage. However, having a few or majority of these symptoms in close connection could be a reason to get checked for brain cancer.

  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Seizures
  • Blurry vision
  • Weak memory
  • Hallucinations
  • Constant fatigue
  • Impaired speech
  • Constant migraines or headaches
  • Coordination issues
  • Lethargy

Brain Tumor Causes

While there are no exact causes of brain cancer, there may be a few factors that increase the risk of patients developing the condition.

  • Patients of an older age may have a higher risk of brain cancer
  • Exposure to certain radiation can cause brain tumor to occur
  • Brain cancer may be genetic in some cases, such as Turcot syndrome
  • Cerebral hernia can cause brain cancer
  • Cerebrospinal fluid blockage can be fatal in many cases

Brain Tumor Prevention

Brain cancer can occur without warning, as there is no particular cause. There are some brain cancer prevention methods that patients can take, to keep themselves healthy and reduce the risk of developing the condition

  • Ketogenic diets have been found to reduce the risk of brain cancer in some cases
  • Exercising keeps your body and mind fit
  • Yoga or meditation keeps stress at bay

Brain Tumor Diagnosis

An initial diagnosis can help determine medical and family history, as well as lifestyle factors that increase the risk of brain cancer. However, a proper cancer diagnosis is conducted with a few tests.

  • MRI Scan
  • X-ray
  • PET/CT scan
  • Biopsy
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

Brain Tumor Treatment

Doctors may implement one or two types of treatments to tackle the condition, depending on the stage and type of brain cancer present. There are multiple cancer tests that help in treating brain cancer.

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hyperthermia (heat therapy)
  • Immunotherapy (use of immune cells to kill cancer cells)
  • Steroids

Why MPCT Hospital?

MPCT in Mumbai hospital has emerged as a leader in cancer treatment, with excellent procedures in the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. Our hospital has organ-specific divisions, with trained Oncologists, Neurologists, and more, who work with surgeons in multiple departments, to bring out the best possible outcome. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure houses cutting-edge technology used to diagnose and treat brain cancer, ensuring a safe and ethical treatment for all. We are committed to offering the best possible solutions to each patient, with high-quality treatments and compassionate care, ensuring that they have their best shot at being rid of cancer.

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