A brain tumor can be defined simply as an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the skull vault. The brain tumors involve all the tumors inside the cranium. They are commonly created by an abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, generally in the brain itself, but sometimes in lymphatic tissue as well, in the cranial nerves, in blood vessels, skull, in the brain envelopes (meninges), pineal gland or pituitary gland and from congenital vest cells.

Brain tumors can be classified depending on the components including:

The location of the tumor
If they are noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant)
The type of tissue involved
Other factors

Symptoms

The main symptoms of brain tumor rest upon on the tumor’s size, location, swelling and its spread. The common symptoms are:

Changes in patients’ mental function
Headaches
Seizures (especially in older patients)
Weakness in one part of the body
Difficulty swallowing
Vision problem
Difficulty writing or reading
Lack of control over the bladder or bowels
Personality, mood, behavior, or emotional changes
Clumsiness

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Causes

The cause of primary brain tumors is still indefinite. There are several possible risk factors that include:

Radiation therapy to the brain, utilized to cure brain cancers, increases the potential risks for brain tumors up to 20 to 30 years afterwards
Lymphomas that begin in the brain in individuals with a weak immune system are in some cases linked to the Epstein-Barr virus
Several inherited conditions increase the risk of brain tumors, involving ineurofibromatosis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, and Turcot syndrome

Our Treatments and Procedures

At Vimhans PrimaMed, when a brain tumor is diagnosed, a team is generally formed to assess the treatment options, which is presented to the patient and her/his family. Given the location, stage, and type of the growth, these are the different types of treatment options that are used either in isolation or as a combination procedure.

Radiotherapy

It is the most commonly used procedure for brain tumors where the tumor is irradiated with beta, x rays or gamma rays.

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