BRAIN TUMOR AND ITS SYMPTOMS

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Brain Tumor-

A brain tumor is an extra mass or abnormal growth of body cells in your brain or near to your brain. A brain tumor can be of many types. Some can be cancerous and some may not. Its treatment depends on the type of brain tumor as well as its size and location.

Symptoms

General signs and symptoms caused by brain tumors include:

Severe headaches-It is usually difficult to recognize the difference between a normal headache or a headache caused by the brain tumor.If your headache continues for a long time and becomes severe over the time and still present when you wake up in the morning, you should consult your doctor.


Blurred vision, double vision- If you are experiencing blurred vision or loss of vision.Or, you vision quality is decreasing day by day, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.


Weakness or lethargy-If you feel tired and lethargic throughout the day.Experiencing pain in the body and your leg and arm are not responding the way you are used to.You should consult your doctor as it is not the behavior of the healthy body.



The difficulty with balance-If you are unable to maintain the balance coordination while walking or finding difficulty in walking or tend to lean towards one side while walking.You should consult your doctor.


Hearing problems and speech difficulty-If you are experiencing hearing loss or some ringing sensation or unable to comprehend and understand the thing as you used to do before.You should make an appointment with your doctor.



When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your doctor if you have persistent signs and symptoms of brain tumor.

Any cancer can spread to the brain, but the most common types include:

Breast cancer

Colon cancer

Kidney cancer

Lung cancer

Skin cancer

Risk factors-

Risk factors of brain tumor include:

Advanced age

Exposure to radiation.

The family history of brain tumors.

Diagnosis

A neurological exam.

Imaging tests. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 

Computerized tomography (CT) scan 

Biopsy

Treatment

Treatment for a brain tumor depends on the type, size, and location of the tumor, as well as your overall health and your preferences.

Surgery

Radiation therapy

Radiosurgery

Chemotherapy

Speech therapy session

Physical therapy 

Alternative medicine

There have been many research to find the cure of the brain tumor.but no treatments have been proved to cure it.

Some additional treatments that may help you cope include:

Acupuncture

Meditation

Music therapy

Relaxation exercises

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