Brain Tumor

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A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in your brain. The types of brain tumor
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain metastases
  • Choroid plexus carcinoma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Embryonal tumors
  • Ependymoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Meningioma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Pineoblastoma
  • Pituitary tumors
Signs and symptoms of brain tumor General signs and symptoms caused by brain tumors may include:
  • New onset or change in pattern of headaches
  • Unexplained nausea or vomiting
  • Headaches that gradually become more frequent and more severe
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Confusion in everyday matters
  • Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
  • Gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or a leg
  • Speech difficulties
  • Hearing problems
  • Personality or behavior changes
  • Seizures, especially in someone who doesn't have a history of seizures
The causes of brain tumor Primary brain tumors originate in the brain itself or in tissues close to it. They begin when normal cells acquire errors in their DNA. Then the cells would grow and divide at increased rates and continue living when healthy cells would die. Thus, a mass of abnormal cells would transform into a tumor. The treatment for brain tumor Treatment for brain tumors is based on many factors, such as:
  • The type, location, and size of the tumor
  • Your age, overall health, and medical history
  • How likely the tumor is to spread or recur
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Treatments for these symptoms may include:
  • Antiseizure/Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs)
  • Steroids
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
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How to recognize a new tumor after first tumor removed &radiation completed
I guess you wanna know how to know tumor recurrence. Generally this is achieved by 2 methods. First, by imaging or other examinations. For example, after surgical resection and radiation of brain tumors, the patient will be asked to follow-up at a given interval. Moreover, imaging studies, such as MRI scan, will be routinely performed. This modality would suggest a recurrence early before onset of symptoms. Another method in some people is based on clinical symptoms. For example, if you have headache or other symptoms after surgical removal and radiation of brain tumors, then it is likely that the tumor reappears.
Almost all the types of brain tumors whether benign or malignant, can recur after they have been treated. They usually recur at the same place where they have grown before, and resulting the following symptoms:

Headache, sometimes accompanied with nausea and vomiting.
Swelling in the brain. This may further cause headache and eyesight problems.
Inability to speak.
Problem in balancing the body.
My. Neck is always Cracking and hurts When i turn my head
It sounds like Cervical muscle strain or cervical spondylosis. Try to have neck exercises.
It is definitely not a brain tumor. It could be due to your neck muscles or your cervical spines. See a doctor and get a cervical CT scan to solve this problem.
Hi, there! I'm a 38-year-old mom and I just gave birth to my third child. 3 years ago when I was pregnant with my second child, I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis. At first, I don't know what it was when I kept feeling this troublesome neck pain especially at night. Since I was pregnant, I can't take pills and all I can do was bear with the pain. However, as the labor date approached, the neck pain was kinda driving me crazy and it was not just the neck pain. I even felt acute headache as the neck pain accumulated. Much worried, my husband took me to the hopsital and see what exactly it was. It turned out to be cervical spondylosis that will get worse if not taken care of. Now that I knew where the pain came from, I went to do massage to ease the pain and went to receive proper treatment in the hospital as soon as I gave birth to the baby. But this time it seems that it is coming for me again. My suggestion for you is to check it out in the hospital and take care of it as soon as possible. The faster you seek help, the sooner you'll recover.
My uncle has got 3 brain tumors recently and really needs to get those tumors removed from his brain. As the doctor has predicted, he can only be given up to 17% chance to live in case that something unexpected may happen during the operation, or the tumors has already spread to other organs, which means there’s nothing else to help but wait for the call of death. But if we just leave the situation as it is, my uncle is going to die in 2 months. These days, all the family members have been struggling to work out the best option. After all, the last thing we wanna do is to lose our beloved family member, but is carrying out an operation the best solution? Waiting for more constructive advice!
This is a very sophisticated question that I think, is best addressed by consulting a good neurosurgeon. Probably MD Anderson is a good choice. It is a specialized cancer center that has much experience dealing with this situation.