Brain Cancer

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Brain Cancer

Aniogram-Dye injected into the bloodstream makes blood vessels in the brain show up on an x-ray.The x-ray will show if tumors are present.

Brain Cancer

Treatment-Brain cancer is not curable. It will eventually spread to other areas of the body. Death often occurs within 2 years. Prognosis-Most common in adults between the ages of 40 and 70 and in children between the ages of 3 and 12. Cause- Genetic factors, various environmental toxins, radiation, and cigarette smoking have all been linked to cancers of the brain. In most cases, no clear cause can be shown.

Spinal Tap- The doctor uses a long, thin needle to remove fluid from the lower part of the spinal column, A laboratory checks the fluid for cancer cells or other signs of problems.

MRI-A large machine with a strong magnet linked to a computer is used to make detailed pictures of areas inside your head.

SymptomsHeadaches (usually worse in the morning)Nausea and vomitingChanges in speech, vision, or hearingProblems balancing or walkingChanges in mood, personality, or ability to concentrateProblems with memoryMuscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs


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