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Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are the growth of abnormal cells in your brain or near your brain.

There are so many different types of brain tumors. Some tumors are not malignant (benign) and some malignant brain tumors (malignant).

This choice of brain tumor action depends on the type of brain tumor you are experiencing, based on the size and location of your brain tumor.

Common symptoms that occur in patients with brain tumors:

  • Headaches that tend to get worse in the morning
  • More and more severe headaches
  • Unexplained nausea and vomiting
  • Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision, or even vision loss
  • Loss the sensation in your arms or legs gradually
  • Difficulty in balance
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Confusion with everyday problems
  • Changes in personality or habits
  • Convulsions to someone who has no seizure history
  • Hearing problems.

How can brain tumor diagnosis be enforced?

  • Conduct a general health check
  • Neurological examination to see mental and memory memories, cranial nerve function (breathing, hearing, smell, tongue, and facial movement), muscle strength, coordination, reflexes and response to pain.
  • Audiometric examination to detect any hearing loss caused by tumors in the nerves near the cochlea
  • Endocrine exam to know the level of hormones in your body through blood and urine
  • Examination of visual acuity to be able to detect visually impaired
  • Examination of cerebrospinal fluid, tumor cells, proteins and blood through lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan is an examination to be able to see tumor cells in the 2-dimensional brain, this examination can also detect changes in bone structure.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a more detailed examination to see 3-dimensional soft tissue in your brain. MRI examination is very useful to see the wounds in the brain and the effects of tumors on organs around the brain.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a more detailed examination to see 3-dimensional soft tissue in your brain. MRI examination is very useful to see the wounds in the brain and the effects of tumors on organs around the brain.

 

If the diagnosis through the picture can not be enforced, a biopsy must be performed to determine the type of tumor. A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small number of tumors for examination.

 

What are the Measures Can be done to remove brain tumors?

  1. Operation

Surgery is an action taken to help reduce tumors in the brain and remove tumor pressure inside the skull pour. This operation is done by opening the skull bone and then remove the tumor. Sometimes only a small portion of the tumor is removed if the tumor is near a critical area of ​​the brain. Removal of some tumors can relieve symptoms but to be able to remove the remaining tumor cells need to do chemotherapy or radiation.

 

 

 

  1. Radiation

Radiation is an act of using controlled high-energy rays to treat brain tumors. Radiation works by damaging the DNA inside the cell so it can not reproduce. The purpose of radiation is to maximize the treatment of abnormally growing cells and to minimize exposure to abnormal cells. Benefits received from radiation are not directly, but can improve over time.

 

  1. Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy using drugs works to stop cell growth. However, these chemotherapy drugs not only have an effect on the growth of tumor cells alone, but can have an effect on normal cell growth, especially on fast-growing cells (hair, gastrointestinal tract, and blood).

 

Additional Treatment

Other additional treatments used are immunotherapy, immunotherapy is a method of treatment to strengthen the immune system in fighting certain diseases. This treatment uses natural ingredients and is used to be able to stop the spread of cancer cells.

 

Tumor Patient Rehabilitation

Because brain tumors develop in parts of the brain where the brain is the organ that controls movement, speech, sight, and thinking, rehabilitation is essential for recovery. Although the brain can sometimes heal itself after treatment, it will still take time. Neuropsychologists can help patients to evaluate changes caused by brain tumors and the development of such rehabilitation. Neuropsychologists will assess the development of emotions.

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