By: Carly Pakenas
Introduction to Brain Cancer
Brain cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the tissue of the brain, also known as a tumor. A tumor that grows in the brain is called a primary brain tumor. A primary brain tumor is sometimes, but not always cancerous. A tumor that starts in another part of the body and then spreads to the brain is called a metastatic brain tumor. If a tumor is cancerous it is called a malignant tumor, if it is not cancerous it is called a benign tumor. Both however, require treatment and care. Although benign tumors do not cause cancer, they grow and press on surrounding parts of the brain, which causes complications but will not spread. Malignant tumors are very likely to grow rapidly and spread to other areas of the brain.
What are symptoms of brain cancer ?
How is brain cancer treated ?
Removal of brain tumor.
The use of drugs to kill rapidly dividing cells. It can be taken orally or intravenously.
X-rays and other forms of radiation can destroy tumor cells or delay tumor growth.