A brain tumor is a collection or mass of abnormal cells in the brain. The skull which encloses the brain is very rigid, when tumors grow inside, it increases the pressure inside the skull which results in brain damage that may be life threatening. But it can be easily cured in one of the Best Brain Cancer Treatment Centers in Tamilnadu. Brain tumors are of two types malignant (cancerous) or Benign (noncancerous).
Brain tumors are categorized as follows:
Primary Brain Tumor: This type of tumor originates in the brain.They can develop from your:
- Brain cells
- The membranes that surround your brain, which are called meninges
- Nerve cells
- Primary tumors can be benign or cancerous.
Secondary Brain Tumor: Also known as metastatic brain tumor, make up the majority of brain cancers. This type of tumor starts at one part of the body and spread to the brain. The following can spread to the brain:
- Lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Skin cancer
- Secondary brain tumors are always malignant.
Mostly, the cause of brain tumor is unknown, but the following factors may raise a person’s risk of developing brain tumor:
- Family history
- Chemical exposure
- Exposure to radiation
Brain tumor symptoms can be General (caused by the pressure of the tumor on the brain or spinal cord) or Specific (symptoms caused when a specific part of the brain is not working well)
General symptoms include:
- Headaches, which may be severe and worsen with activity or in the early morning
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sleep problems
- Memory problems
- Pressure or headache near the tumor
- Loss of balance
- Muscle weakness or paralysis
- Partial or complete loss of vision
- Problems in understanding or retrieving words
- Inability to look upward
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