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Brain Tumor

The brain is a very important part of the body. It controls various functions of the body. Whenever there is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain, its forms a tumor. The brain is within the skull. Brain tumors are of two types - cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign).

Cancerous are categorized as primary or secondary. Many primary brain tumors are benign, but some can be malignant.  Gliomas are the commonest of primary brain tumors. Among these, GlioblastomaMultiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive. Other primary brain tumors are pituitary adenomas, schwannomas, meningiomas, which are benign. The other primary brain tumors are ependymomas, medulloblastomas, germ cell tumors, etc, which are can be aggressive. 

A secondary brain tumor (metastatic brain tumor), occurs when cancer cells spread to the brain from another organ, such as lung or breast.

Symptoms of brain tumor depend on the size & location of the tumor. Common symptom of a brain tumor is persistent headache. Other symptoms include vomiting, blurring of vision, seizures, weakness of limbs, etc.

If you experience any of these symptoms then consult the brain tumor surgeon in Bangalore, India, or visit the best brain tumor hospital in India.

Diagnosis of brain growth starts with a thorough physical examination. Based on the examination, CT scans and/or MRI scans of the brain might be done. 

Treatment 

The treatment options are based on tumor type, location and size, grade (aggressiveness), age and general condition. Depending upon these factors, surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may be treatment options.

Surgery

For many brain tumors, surgery plays a vital role in treatment. A neurosurgeon performs this. Because of the location near essential areas of brain, the surgeon might be able to remove only a portion of the tumor or only perform a biopsy. If the tumor is in a safe location, he can safely remove it without causing deficits to the patient. The extent of surgery is based on the location of the tumor. Radiation is often used after surgery to prevent or reduce the chances of the tumor coming back.

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy plays a major role in the treatment of brain tumors. It is usually given after surgery with or without oral chemotherapy. Sometimes if surgery is not possible or if the patient refuses surgery, radiation therapy can be used as a single modality treatment. In certain benign conditions, like pituitary adenomas, schwannomas, small meningiomas and Arterio-venous malformations, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) can be used upfront or after surgery. There are various equipment's for delivery of SRS, like X-Knife (TruBeamStx), Gamma Knife and Cyberknife. SRS can also be used for small limited brain metastasis. 

Chemotherapy/Targeted therapy

Chemotherapy may be given along with and after the radiation therapy to make treatment more effective. These are generally in the form of pills called Temozolomide (TMZ). Chemotherapy can be given before, during or after radiation therapy. In certain conditions like glioblastoma multiforme, targeted therapy can also be used especially in a relapsed setting.

Tumor Treating Fields

This is a recently approved local treatment which when used along with standard therapy has shown improvement in survival in Glioblastoma Multiforme. The instrument delivers TTFields to the region of the GBM via transducer arrays placed on the patient's head. It delivers low intensity alternating electric fields, which kills the tumor cells. It is a non – invasive system and has no toxicity.

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