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Comprehensive Information, Resources, and Support on  Brain Cancer

The brain is a wonderful three-pound organ that controls all the functions of human body and interprets information from around the world. It is one of the most complex organs in our body. It is made up of more than 100 billion nerves that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses.

Brain tumors can be of low grade (benign) and high grade (malignant). Tumors in the brain very rarely metastasize to other parts of the body but are known to be silent killers as no specific symptom is observed.

Depending on the type and grade of the brain cancer or brain tumor, different types of brain surgery are done by cancer surgeons (neurosurgeons). These may include such as craniotomy, or meningioma Surgery, Shunt, endoscopy, laser surgery etc. The most common of all surgical procedures to remove a meningioma is craniotomy.

Brain Tumor Headaches

A common question that arises generally about severe or continued headaches is whether they can be caused by a serious underlying health problem, such as a brain tumor. The fact is that headaches are more likely to occur due to certain problems called primary headache disorders.

Brain and central nervous system cancers are the third most common cancers and the third most common cause of cancer-related deaths among teenagers and young people between 15 and 39 years of age. Brain tumors and cancers can affect children differently as compared to adults.

In recent years, significant advances in pediatric neurosurgery have been observed which has made treatment of brain cancers and tumors possible. But brain tumor in children is still a serious condition. The exact cause of tumor formation is unknown but researchers are working to find out the reasons for these cancers.