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Brain Tumor Is That A Type Of Cancer?

Any tumor actually scares the wits out of us. May be that is because of the limited knowledge we have about it. The moment we realize about the presence of a tumor our train of thoughts immediately turns towards cancer.

Brain tumor is a tumor inside the cranium or in the central spinal canal. It is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. This extra growth of cells obstructs the normal activities and is called the brain tumor. However a tumor can damage the healthy brain tissue by increasing pressure and pushing or invading the brain.

Depending upon the location of the tumor a person with brain tumor will display symptoms like:

Severe headache in the morning associated with nausea

Fits / seizure / convulsions

Weakness in one side of the body or just a limb

Difficulty in speech / thinking / hearing / vision

Loss of balance

Confusion and disorientation

Memory loss

There are two types of tumors, Benign tumors and Malignant tumors. The benign tumors are non-cancerous and malignant tumors are cancerous. The benign tumors are slow growing and can be removed if they are in accessible area. However if inaccessible the tumors may prove to be dangerous. Whereas the Malignant tumors grow rapidly and invade the normal brain tissue and are proven to require immediate medical intervention.

However the tumor is diagnosed by MRI and CT scans and is confirmed by a biopsy procedure. Depending upon the magnitude of the problem the doctors usually suggest if the treatment has to be a surgical or non-surgical procedure which may be an invasive/non-invasive surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

The outcome of this mainly depends upon the condition of the patient, the type of tumor and the magnitude of the problem. Hence it is highly important to look for the best neurologist who has a good experience in this area and also dedicated to treat his patients. Such a situation can be handled efficiently by approaching hospitals like Dr. Guptes Spine & Brain Clinic which is home for some of the best neurologists and neurosurgeons.

Very good on communication and highly experienced in brain tumor surgeries, doctors at the Spine & Brain Clinic are highly skilled, competent and efficient. The hospital is also well equipped with a hi-tech ICU and good facilities which provide 24hours facility of CT scan and MRI imaging. It is important to select a hospital with its own scanning and imaging facilities as frequent scanning will be performed to check the status of the tumor during the course of the treatment or at the slightest deterioration of the patients condition.

Providing the best of facilities and treatment, Dr. Guptes Spine & Brain Clinic is considered as one of the superior centers for Brain Tumor Surgeryin India.

by: Dr. Avneesh Gupte
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