Sunday, January 8, 2012

Identify the characteristics of brain cancer

Before you understand more about brain cancer symptoms, you need to understand the structure of the human brain first. The brain is an important organ that regulates all activities / movements of the human body. Just imagine you're on a motorcycle, how many activities you do? Looking at the road, driving, look left-right, look in the mirror, to balance, not to mention while thinkers about what to eat tonight ... In one second, there riburan things happen in your brain (which happens either consciously or unconsciously).

The brain can be multitasking like this because all of the activity regulated by different brain parts (each part has a different function). In general, the human brain is divided into three parts, namely a large brain (cerebrum), cerebellum (cerebellum) and brain stem (brain stem). Each part is divided again into smaller parts, in which each small part is divided again, and so on. Space filled with fluid between the brain (cerebrospinal fluid), while the exterior is protected by three layers of the lining of the brain (meninges) and bone of the skull.

Well, every part of the brain can be affected by the tumor / cancer. Although benign tumors, but because of the growth in the brain, can be very dangerous. Tumors can interfere with the function and structure of the central nervous system damage, because it lies within a finite cavity (cavity of the skull). Along with the development of these tumors, brain tissue will be more depressed. Though the volume of cranial cavity is very limited and unlikely to grow. This is what makes the headache / dizziness as an early symptom of brain cancer.

Baseline characteristics of brain cancer varies greatly, depending on which part of the brain are affected. For example headache or feel nauseated. Here are the symptoms of brain cancer that you should be aware of:
  • headache accompanied by nausea to vomiting spraying
  • reduced visibility
  • decreased awareness or behavior change
  • speech disturbances
  • hearing loss
  • impaired walking / balance of the body
  • nerves
  • weakened limbs or seizures
  • in infants are usually large protruding crown
Remember, the list above is only a symptom. Even if you experience one or more of the above symptoms, you may not be affected by brain cancer. To make sure, you should be examined immediately by a physician neurologist and undergo a further examination such as CT scans, MRI, angiogram, myelogram, spinal tap and biopsy.