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Brain cancer also known as Glioma or Meningioma is a neuron disorder which affects the brain when the cancer cells (Malignant) develop in the brain tissues and that normal tissue transforms to the stage of mass cancer tissue (tumor). It is a post stage of Brain tumor as all tumors are not cancerous, Tumors can be Benign and Malignant from which Malignant tumor is termed as cancerous and Benign tumor is non cancerous.
Malignant tumor grows abnormally and more rapidly than benign tumor and its seriousness and criticalness depends upon its location, growth rate and size. Brain cancer or tumors can be mostly classified in two types-
Primary :-It's the cancer or tumor which gets its existence in the brain tissue itself and from normal tissue its cells multiply abnormally occupying blood and other body fluids. This result in inefficient performance of the affected portion of the brain.
Metastatic :- It's the tumor which develops in some other body parts such as lungs, spinal cord, bones etc and moves to brain via veins and bloodstreams, it halts at a particular place in brain and gains its shape. Most of the patients of brain cancer generally suffer from Metastatic tumor than primary tumors. Their classification is based on the place where the tumor halts such as cerebrum and other parts of brain.
Brain cancer is a disorder which gets more critical as the stages or phases proceeds and time passes, it can be classified into four phases and the cancer complicates after each phase passes:-
- Phase1- It's the origin of the benign tumor in the brain tissues in which the tumor cell appears like normal brain tissues and its growth rate is slow
- Phase2- It's the modification stage in which the benign tumors modify from non cancerous to Malignant but it still appears as normal brain tissue and its growth rate begins to increase
- Phase3- It's the phase where the tissue starts growing rapidly due to abnormal cell division affecting the functioning of the brain this is the stage where symptoms of brain cancer become severe
- Phase4- It's the most critical phase where the tumor goes out of control but still have chance of cure by chemotherapy
As in the case of most cancers the perfect causes of it can't still be defined. The major and the most common causes seen in most of the cancer cases are exposure to atomic radiation, physical trauma to head resulting in abnormal collection of blood in a particular place (known as clot)and swelling , genetic disorder, HIV infection and over and regular consumption of narcotics. There are many more assumed causes of blood cancer which are being studied nowadays such as more usage of cell phones can cause brain cancer, heredity causes of cancer etc are some assumed causes of brain cancer however they are still to be proved. As the causes the symptoms of brain cancer are also less stated and even there are some types of cancer that do not have any symptoms. The general symptoms found mostly in a cancer patient are- lack of concentration or speech, continuous and unbearable headache, nausea, dizziness, effect on vision etc.
These stated above are the earlier symptoms of brain cancer that appears in the mid 2nd phase of the disease. If proper attention and precautions are made during or before these symptoms, the disease can be stopped before getting fatal and incurable. The precautions to be taken to prevent or stop brain cancer from expanding are:
- Regular check up and a visit to doctor can constantly update the status of the cancer so that it helps adapting the mode of treatment in right time
- Adapting healthy and natural diet rather than consuming synthetic and Tran's fatty diet.
- Avoiding exposure to smoke, radiation and other factor that are causes of cancer
If these precautions are followed properly brain cancer can be cured in early stages and the ill effects of cancer treatments can be avoided. Assumptions that it is always fatal is not true up to a certain extend because techniques such as Chemotherapy and advanced brain surgeries have resolved the cancer cases even in the final stage. So, brain cancer is no more an incurable disease.