Brain Cancer presented by: diamond bryant

What is brain cancer? A condition when malignant tumors develop in the brain and/or can spread throughout the body. The NF-1 gene starts to mutate forming a growth/ tumor due to cell buildup.

Overview: The cancer can be malignant or benign to the brain. A tumor that is less likely to spread can still affect the brain in various ways. The hazardous cancer can cause inflammation, evaluates pressure, and destroys brain cells. Metastatic brain tumor or secondary is when the cancer is caused by others cells throughout the body but still continuous to start off the growth in the brain. Secondary brain tumors are more common and more cancerous three times than primary brain tumors.

Causes: Brain cancer/tumors are caused by the abnormality of the cells in the brain. Sometimes there is a genetic disorder that can lead to the cause of brain cancer/tumors.

  • There has been no proof that cell phones causes cancer but researchers are still studying the cause. The cause of brain tumors from European studies are from heavy cell phone usage.

Ex: Turcot syndrome and/or Neurofibromatosis

Treatment: Treatment depends on the age, tumor size/type, and health. These tumors are treated by radiation therapy, Chemotherapy, and medication. Surgery is most common but doesn't the tumor isn't always fully removed. In order to remove the tumor, it determines the size and location of the tumor but in the meantime the tumor is only getting reduced in size. Radiation treatment and Chemotherapy can help by reducing the risk of developing this cancer. Various medications can also be used to help the swelling on the brain and pressure.

  • The treatments depends on age, tumor size, tumor type, even the conditions your are in due to your health.

Prevention: To live a healthy and stay away from risk behaviors that could trigger the cancer is the best way.

Ex: Avoid dangerous climates, eat healthy, continue annual checkups, and be abstinence to drugs.

Symptoms: lose of memory causing confusion, headaches occurring at the most inopportune times, seizures, weakening of the limbs/face/one side of the body, lacking the ability to balance causing trouble in walking, difficulty to comprehend, uncontrollable bladder, changes in senses, even mood swings.

  • These symptoms depends on the size and location of the tumor. The swelling of the tumor also the spreading can determine your diagnosis.

Diagnosis: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which the sickened person lay upon a table like plane that scans the nervous tissues and the brain. Cranial Computed Tomography (CT) scan that takes an X-ray of the head viewing the brain by allowing an X-ray beam to observe. Finally, Electroencephalogram (EEG), examines the brain's electrical impulses while a technician places a medical disk on the scalp.

Types: Gliomas which can be between non-cancerous and mixed cell. The worst it could get is Glioblastomas. Meningiomas is more common in the adult region (40-70) that is non-cancerous. Meningiomas occurs mostly in women. Lastly, Schwannomas affect men and women in the age group of 40-70. These are the brain tumors that are most commonly found in adults.

Common: Most of the deadly, cancerous tumors occur mostly between the age group of 20 to 44.

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Created with images by jp512 - "cancer" • Fuzzy Gerdes - "Cancer Sucks *ss" • jshontz - "Dizzy" • ianmalcm - "Arts Brain"

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