By: Arianna Borucinski, A2, 6/9/15
What is it?
Who can get it?
Also, if a family member has brain cancer, it does not mean that you will get it. There is just a more likelihood of getting it. It does not run in families.
What are some symptoms and how is it diagnosed?
slows down attention and alertness
difficulty with speech and vision
changes in behavior
It is diagnosed by medical tests that shows pictures of the cancer and what and where it is. These tests are: CT scans, MRI's, biopsies, blood tests and something that is not common anymore, skull x-rays.
What is the treatment for it?
Can it be cured? What are the survival rates?
Also many people die from this. An estimated 15,000-16,000 people day per year from brain tumors in the United States.
What can you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle with brain cancer?
1. Doctors recommend radiation and chemotherapy to help and try to kill off brain cancer.
2. For comforting yourself during this time, painkillers are a good choice if you are not feeling well or you are having pains throughout your body.
3. Do not eat junk. Eat a healthy diet and if you can exercise that are low key like walking.
4. Maintain your tumor by getting either CT scans, MRI’s and biopsies.
5. Accept people’s support and love so you can be happier. Take everyday like a normal day and just live life to the fullest.6. Rest. Make sure you get plenty of sleep.
What is the future of it?
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