Joel Tulanowski Period 3
Brain Cancer affects what?
Brain Cancer affects the brain. Brain tumors can come from anywhere in the body but Brain Cancer begins in the Brain. It is started by abnormal cells growing out of control. The tumor can be malignant or benign.
In some cases of Brain Cancer there will be no symptoms. But in many there are warning signs. Warning signs can include Headaches that are persistent or severe, Muscular problems as difficulty walking, muscle weakness, problems with coordination, weakness of one side of the body, or weakness of the arms and legs, Entire body trouble as keeping balance, dizziness, fatigue or vertigo, can have nausea or vomiting, sensory problems like pins and needles or reduced sensation of touch, Cognitive problems such as inability to speak or understand or mental confusion, impaired voice, and some other common things are blurred vision, personality changes, seizures, or drowsiness.
Risk Factors & Prevention
Being exposed to ionizing radiation is one of the environmental risk factors that showed an increase in likely hood of developing brain cancer. High BMI, and low exercise have been shown to be a risk factor of brain cancer. Some who are diagnosed with brain cancer find it is hereditary. Eating healthy and exercise are ways to have a higher chance of not getting brain cancer.
Specific Preventive Measures have not been found. However it shows that Radiation to the brain, environmental toxins and Hiv infections are some causes to possibly get brain cancer.
Chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy are the most used procedures. Healthy diet such as fruits and vegetables high in fiber help lower the risk and might help rid of the cancer cells.
Magentic resonance imaging (MRI) is by far the most effective and common for brain cancer. Computed tomography is also used at times (CAT).
Likelyhood increases with age 65+ are at an increased risk for developing brain cancer. Different types of brain cancer are more common in different genders. Some brain cancers are more common in Children and some are more common for adults to develop this type of cancer. Genetic links are not found often with brain cancer and shows little signs of brain cancer being a genetic based cancer.