Brain Cancer

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Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer

Symptoms:HeadacesVison changesloss of motor skillNausea and/or vomitingseizuresspeech problemscognitive problemsweakness or numbness

PreventionAvoid exposure to certain environmental agentsEat a healthy dietVisit your doctor regularly. Limit your consumption of alcohol.

How is Cancer treated?A treatment plan is individualized for each brain cancer patient. The treatment plan is constructed by the doctors who specialize in brain cancer, and treatments vary widely depending on the cancer type, brain location, tumor size, patient age, and the patient's general health status. Surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are the major treatment categories for most brain cancers.

ApplicationBrain Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer out there. There is different types of treatments out there for these cancer patients. Children and adults all over the world are fighting this disease and are overcoming it together with the support of people.

DiagnosisIn cases where a brain tumor is suspected, a number of tests may be done to help the doctor reach a brain tumor diagnosis. These tests may also be able help the doctor determine what kind of tumor it is.

What is cancer?Brain cancer: Cancer of the central information processing center of the body. Tumors in the brain can be malignant or benign, and can occur at any age. Only malignant tumors are cancerous. Primary brain tumors cancer initially forms in the brain tissue. Secondary brain tumors cancers are cancers that have spread to the brain tissue (metastasized) from elsewhere in the body. Secondary brain cancer is named for the organ or tissue in which the cancer begins, such as lung cancer with secondary brain metastasis.

Is this Disease common?Nearly 70,000 new cases of primary brain tumors will be diagnosed this year.More than 4,600 children between the ages of 0-19 will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year.Brain and central nervous system tumors are the most common cancers among children ages 0-19.There are nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a brain tumor.This year, nearly 14,000 people will lose their battle with a brain tumor.There are more than 120 types of brain tumors.

Brain cancer factsradioactive waves from your cell phone can cause brain cancer.•There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, making effective treatment very complicated. •At this time, brain cancer research is underfunded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease.


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