Brain tumors are a serious health problem that affects millions of people every year. Brain tumors are also called gliomas and are a type of cancer that begins in the brain or spinal cord. Brain tumors are often malignant, which means they can grow into nearby areas and invade healthy tissue. Glioblastomas are the most common and most aggressive form of glioma. About half of glioblastomas are diagnosed in people aged 55 or older.
World Brain Tumor Day on June 8th is set to raise awareness of brain tumors and the need for early detection. Each year, more than 22,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor. Brain tumors are the main cause of cancer deaths in children and adolescents. Despite their prevalence, the symptoms of brain tumors are often overlooked because the symptoms are similar to the symptoms of many other illnesses, so treatment is delayed. Don’t wait for World Brain Tumor Day to learn about the symptoms of a brain tumor and how to get an early diagnosis.
Type of tumor
Outcome and survival rate depend mostly on the age of the patient, type of tumor, whether it is benign or malignant, and the extent of the surgical excision and molecular characteristics of the tumor, as well as some studies showing that certain types tend to cluster in certain parts of your body (e.g., bone cancer occurring in the ends of your limbs).
Brain tumors are typically dangerous and life-threatening. However, the diagnosis does not always mean a very poor outcome. In fact, in many cases of benign brain tumors, treatment can be done successfully with surgical excision and recovery can come without any lasting damage to the patient’s mental capacities or their ability to contribute positively to society. Further research into molecular markers that can help predict response to tumor treatment has opened new possibilities for patients.
Diagnosis of brain tumors
As most brain tumors usually begin their development with mild symptoms in the early stages, it is best that patients are diagnosed and treated by a neurosurgeon or neuro physician to aid in planning procedures to minimize metastases later on. Diagnosis of brain tumors is aided by imaging modalities like CT scans or MRIs. Treatment of brain tumors includes maximal safe surgical resection and in some cases, radiotherapy and oral chemotherapy are administered.
Brain Tumors are masses of abnormal cells that grow close to the brain or within. Just as there is a wide range of things that can develop in our brains, there’s also a startling assortment of tumors. These come in two categories: benign and malignant. “Benign” classification refers to potential growths not cancerous, whereas “malignant” describes destructive growths that are indeed cancerous.