A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells growing in the brain that may be cancerous or noncancerous. Reviewed by a board-certified oncologist.
A brain tumor is diagnosed with brain MRI or brain CT scan, with contrast fluid. A neurological and eye exam, lumbar puncture and blood tests may be used.
Treatment of brain tumors includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and medications that treat effects of brain tumors, such as epilepsy and pain.
Causes are uncertain, but risk factors for brain tumors include radiation exposure, age, obesity, northern European ethnicity, and genetic factors.
SIgns and symptoms of brain tumors in adults include severe headaches and seizures. In children, symptoms often include behavior changes and vomiting.
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