What is a Brain Tumor?
A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells that develop within the brain. These tumors can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors typically grow slowly and may not spread to other parts of the body, while malignant tumors can be more aggressive and have the potential to invade nearby brain tissue and spread to other parts of the central nervous system.
Understanding Brain Tumors:
Symptoms, Types, and Treatment
We aim to provide you with valuable information about brain tumors, their symptoms, their different types, and the importance of seeking medical advice if you suspect a brain tumor. Remember, always consult Dr. Himanshu Krishna (qualified healthcare professional) for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
Abnormal growth of cells
Brain tumor symptoms can vary depending on the size, location, and type of tumor. Some common symptoms include:
Persistent and severe headaches that may worsen in the morning or with changes in posture.
Unexplained seizures or convulsions.
Nausea and Vomiting:
Especially in the morning or without an obvious cause.
Blurred or double vision, visual field loss, or difficulty focusing.
Balance and Coordination Issues:
Trouble with balance, walking, or fine motor skills.
Personality or Behavioral Changes:
Sudden changes in mood, behavior, or personality.
Memory and Cognitive Issues:
Difficulty concentrating, memory problems, or cognitive impairment.
It’s important to note that these symptoms can also be caused by other medical conditions, so a proper medical evaluation is crucial for an accurate diagnosis.
There are various types of brain tumors, and they are classified based on the cells they originate from. Some common types include:
The most common type, originating from glial cells, which support and protect nerve cells.
Arising from the meninges, the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Tumors originating from the pituitary gland at the base of the brain.
Most often seen in children and originating in the lower back of the brain.
These are just a few examples, and there are many other types of brain tumors. Each type may require different treatment approaches, so an accurate diagnosis is crucial.
If you or a loved one experiences persistent or concerning symptoms related to brain tumors, it’s essential to seek immediate medical attention— it’s a necessity.
A thorough medical evaluation, including imaging studies like MRI or CT scans, is necessary to diagnose brain tumors accurately.