Brain tumors can be diagnosed at any age. Not all brain tumors are cancerous and some can be safely removed or treated. Find out the types of brain tumors, symptoms, causes and treatment methods including brain surgery.
Cancer that affects the brain has noticeable symptoms. Some of the early symptoms of brain cancer include increased number of headaches, nausea, vomiting and vision problems. Additional symptoms of brain tumors include speech difficulties, confusion and changes in personality or behavior.
It is hard to predict advanced metastatic brain cancer survival rate because there are contributing factors to consider. Metastatic cancer means that cancer started in another part of the body and then spreads to another location.
If a malignant tumor of any kind is suspected it must be taken seriously. Learn how observation for suspected malignancy takes place and what signs and symptoms to watch for and observe in two common types of cancer.
Acoustic neuromas are non-cancerous but may cause hearing loss and dizziness. Acoustic neuroma surgery is recommended as the tumors get larger. Learn about the different surgical options for this type of tumor.
Acoustic neuromas are benign cranial tumors that affect the brain. Treatment may range from conservative medical observation to radiotherapy and surgery. Learn how procedures that are minimally invasive for acoustic neuroma offers more advantage than traditional brain surgery.
Low grade astrocytoma is an uncommon brain tumor that needs to be monitored cautiously to observe any changes. When the treatment is unavoidable, the doctor may advise surgical removal or shrinking of the tumor using radiotherapy.
In 2010, an estimated 13,140 people will die from a brain tumor, according to the National Cancer Institute. But what are the brain tumor survival statistics? Learn about the rates of survival in these types of brain tumors: meningiomas, craniopharyngiomas, ependymomas and glioblastoma multiforme.
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare new growths that are involved in the interplay between two body systems, the endocrine and the nervous systems. Find out how neuroendocrine tumors and chemo are usually associated with each other.
Located near the optic nerves and pituitary glands, a craniopharyngioma may cause headaches, altered vision or endocrine problems. But does it affect behavior? Learn about the behavioral problems of adult craniopharyngioma patients.
Primary tumors of the CNS (central nervous system) account for approximately 2% of human cancers. The most common type of CNS tumors in adults are malignant gliomas, which are divided into low grade (grade 1 and grade 2 glioma) and high grade (grade 3 and 4).
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is a highly malignant nervous system tumor that occurs primarily in very young children. The article discusses on various aspects of the disease including the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment measures.
JC virus (JCV) is known to cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). It is possible that this virus also plays a role in human cancer, particularly brain tumors. This article sumarizes the current thinking on JC virus and medulloblastoma, astrocytoma and other cancers.
Approximately two percent of all cases of brain tumors in teens and children are Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA). Learn what JPA is, as well as the risks, symptoms, cause, treatment options and prognosis of it.