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Our brains control many important body functions, such as emotions, vision, thought, speech, and movement. A brain tumor can disrupt our functioning. A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Some are primary brain tumors, which start in the brain. Others start somewhere else in the body and move to the brain.



Risk Factors
  • Family history of brain cancer
  • Exposure to radiation
  • Exposure to infections
  • Health injury and seizures

Symptoms
  • Headache, especially in the morning
  • Seizures
  • Changes in ability to walk, talk, hear or see
  • Personality or memory changes
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Drowsiness, Sleep problems

Diagnosis
  • Neurological, vision and hearing assessment
  • CT Scan (computed tomography)
  • Cerebral angiogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalography)
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

Treatment
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Anti-seizure medication

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