What is a brain Tumor?
A brain Tumor is a cancerous or noncancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain.
The red is a representation of a Brain Tumor
Brain Cancer can affect you in many ways. Mainly it affects you emotionally, physically, socially, and mentally. Different parts of the brain affect different parts of the body, and Brain tumors can change that.
Parts of the brain. The cerebellum is the red at the bottom of the brain.
Cerebellum: Receives information from the sensory systems, for example the spinal cord, and other parts of the brain, and then it regulates motor movements. The cerebellum coordinates voluntary movements such as posture, balance, coordination, and speech.
The cerebellum controls how you function
Occipital Lobe: Responsible for processing visual information from the eyes.
Occipital Lobe, is in control to the eye
Parietal Lobe: Affects intelligence, reasoning, telling right from left, language, sensation, and reading.
Frontal Lobe: : Affects ones movement, intelligence, reasoning, behavior, memory, personality, planning, decision making, judgement, initiative, inhibition, and some ones mood.
Temporal Lobe: Affects speech, behavior, memory, hearing, vision, emotions.
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How does a Brain Tumor affect the Brain?
A Brain Tumor that is on the brain, slowly starts to kill your brain. It changes you because the tumor is slowly changing your brain. It can change you emotionally, physically, socially, and mentally. Sometime the person that is affected doesn't even realize it at first and sometimes they do.
Emotionally: I can't imagine how hard it is for someone that is going through Brain cancer, there emotions are constantly changing, and they don't know were they want to be, they can't understand. People with a brain tumor, especially in the frontal and temporal lobe, they struggle. There behavior changes, there emotions take control of them and sometimes they can't help that. People will feel betrayed, and sad, they can try to be happy, and then they are mad. Emotional changes are pushed not only by the brain tumor but also by the denial, and challenges that the person with a brain tumor is going through.
Physically: Physically is one thing that everyone, and that person with the brain cancer can feel, they will feel them self changing, feel them self struggling. For example if the tumor is on the left side of the brain, the right side will be affected the most, and if the tumor is on the right side then the left side of the body will change. Coordination and movements such as posture, and balance, are the biggest affects of someone with brain cancer. It makes it hard for them to move or do anything, because it throws them off the most. For example someone with the cancer in there cerebellum will struggle the most with moving around because the cerebellum is in charge of things like coordination and movement. Not only do they change in how they function but they also change physically, they will look different because, there body might not grow, some people loose there hair, and some can't eat food because there body won't hold it down.
It becomes harder for them to move so some people have to get a wheel chair.
Socially: Socially is something that might be harder for someone with the brain cancer to see then someone that is talking to them. It can be harder for them to speak, they may get confused, and repeat things with out knowing. They can also slur there words. They will get things wrong, and not understand things you say some of the time. They can also change there emotions really fast, when they are talking to someone and it not make sense.
Mentally: People tend to struggle to remember things so there intelligence, and reasoning changes. They can't plan or make decisions as clearly as they use to and there judgement can be very poor. There memory slowly starts to decrease and it is hard to remember memories from a while ago and every from recent times. Mentally they start to change them selves they struggle with who they are and struggle with the fact that they have a brain tumor and it can hurt them. There brain tells them to blame people and they tend to try to find ways to cope, and sometime they don't make sense to us.
Little girl lost her hair after a few months, sitting with her sister
Lots of cancer patients, are in denial of having the cancer. And others try to fine ways to deal with the cancer. Children have a hard time understanding what cancer is and they just now they are sick. But a lot of them act so strong and are so brave so that they can show there family that they are going to be okay. Lots of people find things to do weather it is art, or reading, writing, and some even try to do a sport so that they can get there mind of there sickness.