|Statistics for brain tumours
Outlook means your chances of getting better. Doctors call this your prognosis. Lower down this page we have quite detailed information about the likely outcome of different types of brain tumours. The statistics are taken from a variety of sources, including the opinions and experience of the experts who check every section of CancerHelp UK. They are intended as a general guide only a... Read more »
|Types of primary brain tumours
There are nearly 100 different types of brain tumour. They are generally named after the type of cell they developed from. Most develop from the cells that support the nerve cells of the brain. These are called glial cells. A tumour of the glial cells is called a glioma. Brain tumours can also be named after the area of the brain they are growing in. There is information below about ... Read more »
|Treatment of brain tumors depend on many factors. These include the type, location and size of the tumor and the patient's age and general condition. Methods of treatment in children and adults often differ.
Many patients want to know about your disease as much as possible to learn about the type of tumor, method of treatment effectiveness. The patient has the right to do it and the doctor is obliged to answer in detail and understandingly on all his question... Read more »
|Types of brain tumors: neuroepithelial tumor (ependymoma, glioma, oligodendrogliomas), the shell of the tumor (meningioma), metastatic tumors, pituitary tumors (pituitary adenoma), tumors of cranial nerves (acoustic neuroma, etc.), vascular tumors, disembryonic-genetic tumors.
Almost all brain tumors are malignant, unnecessarily lead to death due to hypertension and dislocation of the brain. There is a rapidly growing... Read more »
|Symptoms of brain cancer
Not all brain tumors cause symptoms, such as a pituitary tumor is mainly detected after death. Symptoms of brain tumors are multiple and not specific to them, it means that these symptoms may be caused by many other diseases. The only way to know the exact cause of the symptoms - to pass the diagnostic tests.
Symptoms causing swelling, which pushes or sprouting in other parts of the brain, interfering with their normal wo... Read more »
|Treatment of brain cancer
Treatment of cancer of the brain individually. It depends on age, overall health, as well as the size, location and type of tumor.
The patient and his family a lot of questions about cancer, its treatment, the effect of treatment on the body and long-term prognosis. Better than all of these questions will be answered the doctor. Be sure to ask them.
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|Research and Analysis
Assume, if you have a problem with the brain and brain stem, can help the information obtained during an interview with a doctor and a medical examination.
In most cases, appoint a CT scan of the brain.
This study is similar to X-rays, but a three-dimensional image and more detailed.
To highlight the pathology of the image, usually injected into the bloodstream harmless dye.
Usually people suffering from ... Read more »
|Cancer of the brain, like other kinds of cancers at early stages of its development has virtually no pronounced symptoms. But, because of extremely high importance of the brain for human tumors in cancer of the brain begin to manifest themselves before the development of tumors in other tissues and organs of the body.
Symptoms of brain tumors are divided into two main ... Read more »
|The correct term - a brain tumor, because in the brain is not the epithelial tissue from which can develop cancer. Brain tumors are relatively rare: they account for about one and a half per cent of all malignant tumors.
For tumors of the nervous system characterized by sexual dimorphism: medulloblastoma and germinal tumors are more common in men, and meningiomas and neurinomas - with women.
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