Primary Brain Tumour

  • Overview

  • Symptoms

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

Overview

A Primary brain tumour starts in the brain itself. It can be malignant or benign.

Early Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Problems with speech or cohesion
  • Physical weakness, often on one side
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Impaired vision

Brain tumour symptoms often resemble those manifested in other diseases.

Diagnosis

  • Assessment of symptoms
  • Medical History
  • Neurological examinations
  • Various imaging procedures like MRI, PET, etc.
  • Biopsies

Treatment

  • Surgery: The operation is conducted to remove as much of the tumour as possible without causing harm to healthy tissues.
  • Chemotherapy: Can be given before or after the surgery and along with radiation therapies
  • Radiation: Radiation therapy may be the primary course of treatment or may be combined with surgery, chemotherapy or both.