Signs, Symptoms and Treatment Options For Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a severe condition that needs to be addressed quickly, especially if it contains cancer cells. Since most people don’t get regular screenings for brain tumors, we want to share some of the signs and symptoms associated with the development of brain tumors. Additionally, we’ll discuss some of the ways these tumors are managed.

Signs and Symptoms of Brain Tumors

Some symptoms that are associated with brain tumors include:

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you’ll want to visit a specialist. These symptoms don’t mean you’re definitely dealing with a tumor, but you owe it to yourself to get to the bottom of your symptoms.

Treating Brain Tumors

In the event that a brain tumor is detected, your doctor will conduct some tests to determine if the tumor is malignant or benign. A malignant tumor contains cancer cells, while a benign tumor shows no signs of cancer. Additionally, tumors can either be primary or secondary/metastatic. A primary tumor develops in the brain and can be either malignant or benign, while a secondary tumor develops in the brain because cancer cells from another part of the body made their way up to the brain.

Treatment of the brain tumor depends on several different factors, such as the type of tumor, where it’s located, how big it is, as well as the age and health of the patient. Depending on these factors, your doctor may prescribe one of three main treatment options.

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