Oncology


Brain Tumour

Brain tumour may be defined as uncontrolled growth of the abnormal brain cells.

The tumours may be benign (non-cancer producing) or malign (cancer producing). Even benign tumours may be dangerous as they locate in brain. The brain is surrounded with the skull. This means that the tumour stars to exercise pressure over the normal brain tissue while it is growing. And this may cause inflammation and brain panicula. For this reason it is very important that both types of tumours should be cured as fast as possible. The brain tumours emerge with following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Syncope like epilepsy
  • Partial palsies in some body parts
  • Violent nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of some physical abilities
  • Personality disorders

Although it is thought that factors such as trauma, virus and familial liabilities do have an influence, origins of such tumours are not still known.

In brain tumour primarily the tumour is aimed to be removed with surgical methods. In surgical operations, the type of the tumour, its location, age of the patient and other general physical status play determining roles. Surgical interventions on the brain tumours are supported with adjuvant therapies such as Chemotherapy and/or Radiotherapy and/or Immunotherapy.