A brain tumor is defined as an abnormal growth of cells within the brain or the skull vault. Brain tumors include all tumors inside the cranium. They are created by an abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, usually in the brain itself, but also sometimes in lymphatic tissue, in blood vessels, in the cranial nerves, in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary gland, or pineal gland and from congenital vest cells.
Brain tumors are classified depending on:
The symptoms of brain tumor depend on tumor’s size, location, its spread, and whether there is swelling. The most common symptoms are:
The cause of primary brain tumors is still unknown. There are many possible risk factors including:
When a brain tumor is diagnosed, a team is formed to assess the treatment options which is presented to the patient and his/her family. Given the location, stage, and type of the growth, these are the various types of treatment options that are either used in isolation or as a combination procedure.