Brain is a soft and spongy mass of tissue that is protected by skull bones, meninges and cerebrospinal fluid. Cells are the building blocks of our body and brain too is made up of cells and controls various functions of our body. The abnormal growth and division of brain cells leads to brain tumor. Brain tumor can be benign or malignant and malignant ones can be primary or secondary.
Cause of Brain tumor
The exact cause of brain tumor is still a mystery but certain factors are found to increase the risk of brain tumor:
Symptoms of brain tumor
Depend upon its type, size and location in the brain. As every part of the brain has distinct function, tumor of every part will cause distinct symptoms. The most common symptoms of brain tumor can be understood as follows
Diagnosis of brain tumor
Diagnosis of brain tumor is made on the basis of history of the symptoms and examination by clinician neurologist or neurosurgeon. This is then further aided by diagnostic tests like CT scan, Angiogram and MRI to confirm the diagnosis.
Treatment of brain tumor
While deciding the treatment of brain tumor, its type, location and size along with factors like patients age (child or adult) and general health should be considered. Generally the treatment includes:
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