BREINKANKER – BRAIN CANCER   

A cancerous or non-cancerous mass or growth of abnormal cells in the brain.

Treatable by a medical professional requires a medical diagnosis. Lab tests or

imaging always required. Tumours can start in the brain, or cancer elsewhere

in the body can spread to the brain. Symptoms include new or increasingly

strong headaches, blurred vision, loss of balance, confusion and seizures.

In some cases, there may be no symptoms. Treatments include surgery,

radiation and chemotherapy.

Requires a medical diagnosis

 

Symptoms include new or increasingly strong headaches, blurred vision, loss of balance, confusion and seizures. In some cases, there may be no symptoms.

People may experience:

Headache: can be persistent or severe

Muscular: difficulty walking, muscle weakness, problems with coordination, weakness of one side of the body, or weakness of the arms and legs

Whole bodybalance disorder, dizziness, fatigue, or vertigo

Gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting

Sensory: pins and needles or reduced sensation of touch

Cognitive: inability to speak or understand language or mental confusion

Speech: difficulty speaking or impaired voice

Also common: blurred vision, personality change, seizures, or sleepiness

Treatment depends on stage

Treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Medications

Chemotherapy

Surgery

Craniotomy -

Brain surgery in which a piece of bone is remo­ved from the skull.

Medical procedure

Tomotherapy

Cancer treatment that aims high-dose radiation at tumours from many directions.

Reduces damage to nearby tissue.

Radiation therapy

Treatment that uses x-rays and other high-energy rays to kill abnormal cells.

 

Doctors busy with a brain scan of a patient

Specialists

Neurosurgeon, Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, and Neurologist

Consult a doctor for medical advice

 

Daar is baie min betroubare inligting in Afrikaans beskikbaar en gee ons erkenning aan:

Mayo Clinic – Minnesota – United States

 

 

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