A tumor is the swelling of a part of the body; they may occur without an inflammation and can be benign or malignant. A tumor is caused by an abnormal growth of tissue– solid or liquid- filled– in the affected area. All tumors are not cancerous.
A tumor in the brain can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). They can occur at any age.
The exact causes of brain tumors are unknown to researchers and doctors. However, risk factors include:
Family history of tumors
Exposure to ionizing radiations from X-rays for example
They can be caused by cancer that begins elsewhere.
The onset of headaches which become more and more frequent and severe.
Unexplained nausea and vomiting
Difficulty in balance
Vision and hearing gets affected
Personality and behavioral changes
On the onset of the above-mentioned symptoms, a Neurologist will do the diagnosis using a neurologic exam, CT scan, MRI, angiogram, spinal tap or biopsy.
Depending on the age of the patient, the location and size of the tumor and the grade of the tumor, the neurosurgeon may suggest the following treatments:
- Radiation therapy
Dr. Shyam Sundar. K is one of the renowned neurosurgeon experts of diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors; he has an experience of 8 years and is sure to give the best advice and treatment. Dr. Shyam Sundar has several successful surgeries to his credit.
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