Brain Tumor: Types, Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment
A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells in the brain that go out of control. The skull,
enclosing the brain, is a very rigid structure; any growth inside this structure can be life threatening.
Brain tumors can either be
benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). These tumors can either be primary
or secondary. Primary tumors originate from the brain and are mostly benign. Secondary tumors, or metastatic
tumors are generally cancer cells which have spread to the brain from various parts of the body.
What is the best treatment for brain tumors?
While deciding the treatment of brain tumor, its type, location and size along with factors like patients age (child or adult)
and general health should be considered. Surgery is the primary option for treating a brain tumor. Some tumors are hard to be surgically
removed due to their location in the brain. In these cases,
radiation are usually recommended.