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Brain Tumour

What is a brain tumour?

A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumour can either originate in the brain itself or come from another part of the body and travel to the brain (metastasize). Brain tumours may be classified as either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), depending on their behaviour.

What causes Brain Tumour?

No one knows the exact reason for brain tumour, but there are certain risk factors that increase the chances of brain tumour in a person:

  • Ionizing radiation
  • Family history
  • Exposure to harmful radiation
  • Genetic factors
  • HIV infection
  • Cigarette smoking
What are the symptoms of Brain Tumour?

The most common symptoms of Brain Tumours experienced by the patients include:

  • Headache
  • Numbness or tingling in arms & legs
  • Memory loss
  • Seizure
  • Mood swings
  • Personality changes
  • Changes in speech, vision and hearing
  • Nausea and vomiting
Treatment for Brain Tumour:

Specific treatment for brain tumour will be determined by your physician based on the extent to which tumor is spread in your body, that include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy

Some people undergo one treatment option whereas others may get a combination of these treatments done.