If a brain tumor begins in the brain, then it called a ‘primary brain tumor’. If it spreads to the brain from some other location, then it’s known as secondary brain tumor. They can typically be found on imaging studies such as the MRI. Some aggressive tumors can have a lot of swelling associated with them whereas others may be slower growing and not too obvious.
Brain tumors arise due to abnormal cell growth that normally shouldn’t be in the brain, thereby forming a mass and leading to two major types of tumors.
This kind of tumor grows slowly and does not spread around. Benign brain tumors are often noncancerous and usually aren’t deeply rooted in the brain tissue. They aren’t aggressive and normally don’t spread to surrounding tissues, although they can be serious and even life threatening. Surgical removal (brain area affected) is safe and has a low probability of coming back once removed.
Malignant or Cancerous Tumor
They are life-threatening tumors as they spread around rapidly. Most malignant tumors are secondary cancers, which means they started in another part of the body and spread to the brain. Malignant tumors can be further classified under – Primary & Metastatic.
Depending on the grade, overall medical history and severity of the tumor, a course of treatment can be suggested by your doctor. The treatment options can include
Oral medication (Steroids or other AED’s)
An early diagnosis of brain tumor can increase survival rates by about 70%, hence it becomes important to consult a doctor at the right time. People now being diagnosed with brain or spinal cord tumors have a better outlook due to the advancements and multiple options available for the treatment of brain tumors.
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