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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Brain cancer


Brain cancer is a type of cancer that is difficult to overcome. A lot of important things that are very good to know about this cancer.

Brain cancer occurs when a mass of tissue known as cancer or brain tumors, interfere with brain function.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), although it happens quite rare brain cancer, the disease develops approximately 22,000 new cases each year with an estimated 13,000 cases of death.
Thus, understanding the facts about this disease is important.

Neurosurgeons from Rockland Hospital, New Delhi, India, Dr Rakesh K Dua, Ms. KIA, presented 10 facts about brain cancer, as reported by the Times of India:

1.
Types of brain cancer is the most common secondary brain cancer, which is cancer that originates in another part of the body that has reached the brain.

Brain cancer is the second most common Gliobalastoma, which is the primary brain cancer.

2.
The survival rate for primary brain cancer (Gliobalastoma) is typically 10 to 12 months with all treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

The survival rate for secondary brain cancer varies, depending on the status and type of primer is usually six to 12 months.

3.
Common symptoms of brain cancer are increasing headache, seizures, focal neurological deficits such as weakness in an arm or leg, trouble speaking, difficulty walking, vision problems, behavioral changes, and others.

4. Treatment options depend on the type of cancer.
For primary brain cancer, surgery is the first treatment option followed by radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

For secondary brain cancer, is surgery performed radiotherapy to chemotherapy. The Gamma knife surgery, 'knife' surgery that uses ray?
to cut or destroy tissue, is an option, depending on the size and number of tumors.

5. Brain tumors can also occur in children under 20 years. Tumors that often occur in children aged five to 10 years is usually the cancer