Brain tumor

A brain tumor may indicate a benign tumor in the brain or some form of malignant brain cancer. It is obvious that brain cancer is a life-threatening disorder, but a benign brain tumor can also be life-threatening, as it may cause high ICP and brain compression. Any form ...

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Introduction: Brain tumor

Tumors of the brain and spinal cord are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column. The brain and spinal cord are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS). Benign tumors are noncancerous ...1

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Symptoms of Brain tumor

Symptoms of brain tumors include headaches, seizures, nausea and vomiting, poor vision or hearing, changes in behavior, unclear thinking, and unsteadiness. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)2 ...

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Complications of Brain tumor

But sometimes tumours do grow back or become cancerous. ...Source: NHS Choices UK3 ...

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Causes of Brain tumor

What causes CNS tumors? Researchers really don't know why primary brain and spinal cord tumors develop. Possible causes under investigation include viruses, defective genes, exposure to certain chemicals and other hazardous materials, and immune system disorders. Although smoking, alcohol consumption ...4

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Causes List for Brain tumor

Some possible causes of Brain tumor or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Brain tumor

What are Brain and Spinal Tumors? Tumors of the brain and spinal cord are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column. The brain and spinal cord are the primary components of the central nervous ...6

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Diagnosis of Brain tumor

Diagnosis is made after a neurological examination, special imaging techniques (computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography), laboratory tests, and a biopsy (in which a sample of tissue is taken from a suspected tumor and examined). ...Source: NINDS ...7

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Risk Factors for Brain tumor

Who is at risk? Anyone can develop a primary CNS tumor, although the risk is very small. Having one or more of the known risk factors does not guarantee that someone will develop a tumor. Brain tumors occur more often ...8

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Treatments: Brain tumor

Is there any treatment? The three most commonly used treatments are surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Doctors also may prescribe steroids to reduce the tumor-related swelling inside the CNS. ...Source: NINDS (NIH)9 ...

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Research for Brain tumor

What research is being done? Scientists continue to investigate ways to better understand, diagnose, and treat CNS tumors. Experimental treatment options may include new drugs, gene therapy, surgery , radiation, biologic modulators that enhance the body's overall immune system to recognize ...10

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Names and Terminology

Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors. A tumor that starts in another part of the body and spreads to the ...11

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References

  1. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brainandspinaltumors/ brainandspinaltumors.htm
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ benign-brain-tumour/ 
  4. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brainandspinaltumors/ detail_brainandspinaltumors.htm
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brainandspinaltumors/ brainandspinaltumors.htm
  7. ibid.
  8. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brainandspinaltumors/ detail_brainandspinaltumors.htm
  9. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ brainandspinaltumors/ brainandspinaltumors.htm
  10. ibid.
  11. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ types/ brain

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