Brain Cancer

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What is Brain Cancer?

Brain Cancer is a disease where cells are changed and grow uncontrollably in the brain. Brain cancer can range from not that important to severe. Some cancers begin in other parts of the body and travel to the brain.


Brain Cancer Specifics


Symptoms vary depending on tumor itself and the persons health factors, such as tumor type,size and location as well as age and health history.

Mild Symptom Examples-

  • Headaches
  • Mood Swings

Severe Symptom Examples-

  • Limiting control of body parts
  • Become Paralyzed
  • Difficulty of speech

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Diagnosis and Causes

Diagnostics include tests to determine specific facts about the cancer. Doctors can either sample a piece of the tumor tissue or by removing part of the tumor. You cant be diagnosed unless many of the symptoms occur.

The cause of brain cancer is not always obvious. Age,exposure to radiation and family history are the biggest risks factors that are looked intro first when the idea of brain cancer is possible.

The Prevalence Of Brain Cancer

Brain Cancer is very rare. Life-threatening forms of brain cancer are even more rare than benign forms. It can develop at any age, but is most commonly found in children from ages 3-12 and adults from the ages of 55 and 65. The chance of forming a deadly brain tumor is less than 1%. Brain cancer is among one of the least common forms of cancer.

What Happens At The Cellular and Molecular Level?

Some forms of brain cancer are benign, and can most likely be treated. Sometimes, some of the cancer cells are left in the area of removal. These cancer cells can mutate into a more deadly form, and another tumor may form. Many times, cancer cells will become resistant to drugs, therefore making the removal of the tumor harder. In some cases, the drugs given will accelerate the rate of growth.

What Are Some Treatments and Cures?

There is a fair amount of treatments available for cancer. Some treatments are chemotherapy, surgery, or drugs that target the cancer. There is not a 100% chance you will be cancer free by the end. Often times, one treatment will accompany another. They do this mix of treatments to increase your chances of getting rid of the tumor. Even this does not work 100% of the time.
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