Symptoms To Look For:
- Speech problems
- Imbalance or difficulty in walking
- Impaired vision or a restricted visual field
Having any of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, but if one or more of them is noticed for more than two weeks, then a doctor must be seen and an immediate health screening is a must.
Diagnosis of Brain cancer can be done by Physical examination, MRI or CT scan, Biopsy through surgery or Stereotactic brain biopsy. Treatment of brain cancer is usually complex. The most widely used treatments are surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Many people with brain tumors undergo surgery or a stereotactic brain surgery in which the tumor is removed with the assistance of image guidance, leaving the healthy brain relatively intact. Neuroendoscopy is another minimally-invasive surgical procedure where the tumor is removed through small holes in the skull, mouth or nose, enabling neurosurgeons to access areas of the brain that cannot be reached with traditional surgery .
Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are
other modalities of treatment. A state-of-the-art centre for treatment of brain tumors has specialized neuro-oncologists, neurosurgeons and advanced radiation technology for coordinated treatment and support focused on helping the patient to conquer the disease and to maintain quality of life.
Article Resource: https://www.apollohospitals.com/departments/cancer/organ-cancer/brain-central-nervous-system