Brain cancer

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Brain cancer

Test that are done are 1. A neurological exam 2. Biopsy 3. Test to find cancer in other parts of the body 3. Image test such as MRI's, CAT scans, and PET scans.

Brain cancer effects the central nervous system (CNS). Symptoms of brain cancer are 1.seizures 2.changes in mental capacity and concentration 3.headaches that often are worse in the morning 4.changes in sleeping habits and appetite.


Brain cancerAwareness poster

What is brain cancer?

Treatments for brain cancer

Possibly environment and health factors that can cause brain cancer


Diagnostic tests

Incidence rates

Brain cancer or to be more specific glioblastoma multiforme is caused by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Defects in the cell response system is the cause of all cancers.

1. Working at a oil refinery 2. Handlers of jet fuel 3. Smoking 4. Rubber industry workers 5. Chemicals like benzene 6. Chemists 7. Embalmers 8. Radiation exposure

Treatments of brain should be individualized for each patient. Treatment plans are based on 1. patients age 2. generally health status 3. size of tumor 4. location 5. type 6. grade of tumor. In most cases surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the main types of treatment.

Certain people are more prone to brain cancer than others, white males from 1-12 and 30-45 that live in the US. 1 in 4 people will get brain cancer in America.

Try to avoid everything in the possible causes section other than that the cancer has to already be there to effectively deal with it.


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