Brain Tumor Treatment In Vasant Kunj, Delhi
Brain tumors are rare but can cause significant mental, physical and financial burden on the patient and family. Early diagnosis and treatment are the key to a good outcome. One should not panic if diagnosed with a tumor and should consult with a neurosurgeon at the earliest. So, if you feel that your condition is worsening, also ask your health care provider to relate you to the best Brain Tumor treatment in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi because you'll most probably need a Neurosurgeon to take care of your condition.
Brain tumor though not so common in adults (approx. 2% of the population) are the most common solid tumors in children. Despite of their low incidence they can carry a high morbidity and disability due to their location and inherent nature.
Brain tumors can be broadly divided into benign ( non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous).Malignant tumors can be further divided into primary, or originating from the brain or spine, or secondary which have spread from a cancer elsewhere to the brain . Secondary tumors are far more common than primary. Among primary tumors benign tumors are much more common than malignant ones.
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Signs and Symptoms:
There symptoms can be attributed to those arising due to increased pressure inside the skull and those due to the location of the tumor.
Features of raised pressure:
- Persistent severe headache associated with nausea or vomiting
- Blurring or dimming of vision
- Excessive sleepiness or in extreme cases loss of consciousness
- Loss of memory
Due to location of tumor:
- Weakness of one side of body or a limb
- Visual loss or blindness
- Hearing loss or facial deviation
- Slurring of speech or difficulty in talking
Sometimes tumors can be asymptomatic or have vague nonspecific symptoms and may be detected on tests done for other reasons.
Brain tumor have not been associated with any specific causative factor, except for exposure to ionizing factors an a few familial genetic conditions.
Direct imaging of the tumor is the gold standard of diagnosis. This may involve a CT scan or MRI scan of the brain. In certain cases, the patient may be further investigated with PET scan or angiography.
Treatment depends on many factors such as type, location, clinical status of the patient. It may range from just observation to multi-modality aggressive therapy. Surgery is the usually the mainstay of treatment, and with modern microsurgical techniques and aids such as neuro navigation, intra op imaging become quite safe and effective. Other modalities such as Gamma Knife/Stereotaxic radiosurgery, Radiation therapy, chemotherapy may be used alone or in combination.
Despite of general perception that brain tumors are incurable or untreatable, most tumors have a good outcome and lot of patients go on to live their normal lives after treatment.