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Brain Cancer

5 Facts You Should Know Before Undergoing Brain Tumor Treatment

Brain cancer is known to either originate in the brain or develop in another part of the body and it slowly spreads to the brain via the bloodstream. If a cancerous tumour originates in the brain itself, it is medically known as a primary brain tumour. If it originates in various body parts and eventually spreads to the brain, it is called a metastatic brain tumour. Brain metastasis is a common phenomenon as statistics show that one out of every four cancer patients experiences it. Personalized Medici... Read More

‘Maximising’ Extent of Resection Matters a lot in Glioblastoma Management

Glioblastoma is the most common malignant primary brain tumor in adults and is known for its invasiveness, aggressive behavior and high relapse rates. Dating back to Dandy’s era, investigations on the best surgical procedures to maximize treatment outcome in gliomas have been spanning for almost 100 years. Based on the concept of obtaining tissue sample for definitive diagnosis and reducing intracranial pressure, biopsy remained the main purpose of surgery in the middle to late twentieth century w... Read More

Brain Tumour: Symptoms, Types, Risk Factors, Treatment and more

The incidence rate of brain tumour is growing, taking a greater toll with each passing year. From symptoms, types, risk factors to treatment, let’s explore all things brain tumour. Out of 100,000, only 2 Indians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. That accounts for 2% of all the malignancies reported. The incident rate is small though, the mortality rate is staggering. Brain tumour accounted for 24,000 deaths out of 28,000 reported cases, per the IARC report 2018. What is brain tumour? Brain tu... Read More

Understanding the Various Aspects of Brain Tumor

In simple terms, tumor refers to the uncontrolled growth of cells. When this abnormal growth happens in the brain cells, this is referred to as brain tumor which could potentially damage the brain. This is a life-threatening condition with several complications associated. Cancer can be benign (located to a single area) or malignant (spreading the other body parts). The treatment approach taken by the doctor depends on the type of cancer and the stage to which it has progressed. Read More

New Advances That Are Changing Brain Cancer Treatment

Precision medicine is remodelling cancer therapy. Instead of using the same treatment for a similar type of cancer, precision medicine tailors treatment to each individual. Also known as personalized medicine, it takes into consideration the patient’s genes, lifestyle, and environment to determine the most adequate treatment. But there are many innovative treatments in clinical trials that can enhance and extend the lives of the patients diagnosed with brain tumours. The article will break down the complex terms and medical jargo... Read More

Brain Tumor Treatment: Questions and Answered

Being diagnosed with a tumour and the prospect of undergoing brain tumour treatment can take a fair share of time to sink in when it comes to any human being. Even after all the medical advancements and the advent of modern technology, Indian patients still dread such a situation. Seeking proper medical advice and treatment thus is paramount towards recovering. Luckily, our country has an array of experienced surgeons and a bench of esteemed tumour specialists who are there to answer all your doubts. Be it a minor clot situation o... Read More

Brain Tumour Facts That You Must Know

Having a brain tumour is not just life-threatening but also devastating for an individual dealing with it. While the signs and symptoms of most types of brain tumours are the same, all tumours are not cancerous or malignant. Before you start panicking about brain tumours, you must know some important facts about this medical condition. Here are five interesting and crucial facts about brain tumours that people must know before getting the neuro-oncology treatment: Meningioma may grow at various sites Read More

How are Neurology and Brain Tumor Treatment Associated?

What do you think is our nervous system made of? It consists of huge amounts of nerve fibres and cells. And what is the role of these nerve cells and fibres and the nervous system as a whole? They work a transmission medium for impulses to be carried to and from one part of the body to another. The nervous system is divided into two parts. One is the central nervous system and the other is the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system is responsible for handling different activities of the body and consists of the spinal c... Read More

What Brain Tumour Patients Need To Know About Covid-19

For patients undergoing brain tumour treatment are at high risk for infections including coronavirus. It is essential to follow COVID-19 precautionary measures to avoid exposure to such infections. This post will brief you everything related to brain tumour treatment during COVID-19. When the world is rattling against the COVID-19 pandemic, the cancer patients are finding it even more difficult to respond to this uncertain situation as they tend to be at high risk of infection because of the weakened immune system. In such a scena... Read More

Brain Tumour Signs and Symptoms

  Intracranial tumours are a prominent public health hazard, accounting for an increasing morbidity and mortality rates globally. If quantification is needed, it’s readily available, courtesy several prestigious resources. Per Cancer.net, 23,880 adults, including 10,160 females, 13,720 men, along with 3,560 minors, in the US were affected by brain malignancies in 2017. In terms of incidence rates, the victims of this lethal condition can be categor... Read More

Brain tumor treatment: Know the Best Treatment Options

Brain tumour treatment depends on various factors, such as size and location of the tumour, as well as the patient’s age and heath. The treatment/procedure also differs for adults and children. You need to consult a doctor for your treatment. The common treatment methods for treating brain tumour are through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Before the tre... Read More

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