Saturday, January 29, 2011

Treatments for Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is a disease of the brain in which cancer cells (malignant) arise in the brain tissue. Cancer cells grow to form a mass of cancer tissue (tumor) that interferes with brain functions such as muscle control, sensation, memory, and other normal body functions.

brain cancer

Cancers of the brain are the consequence of abnormal growths of cells in the brain. Brain cancers can arise from primary brain cells, the cells that form other brain components (for example, membranes, blood vessels), or from the growth of cancer cells that develop in other organs and that have spread to the brain by the bloodstream (metastatic brain cancer).

brain cancer

Brain Cancer Symptoms:

* Headaches, usually worse in the morning.

* Nausea and vomiting.

* Changes in your ability to talk, hear or see.

* Problems with balance or walking.

* Problems with thinking or memory.

* Muscle jerking or twitching.

* Numbness or tingling in arms or legs.

brain cancer

Causes of Brain Cancer:

There is no known cause of brain cancer. Extensive research has been conducted to pinpoint a cause to help prevent the cancer from occurring. Although there has not been very much conclusive evidence leading to a cause of brain cancer, the one thing that doctors do know is that brain cancer is not contagious and it does not occur due to head injury. There are known instances where cancer has spread to the brain from other parts of the body. (Lung cancer, Breast cancer, Liver cancer and so on.).

brain cancer

Treatments for Brain Cancer:

Brain tumors are treated with surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Our doctors also are studying a vaccine for treating a recurrent cancer of the central nervous system that occurs primarily in the brain, known as glioma.

Home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Brain cancer may include:

* Exercise.

* Stress Management.

* Massage Therapy.

* Mind Body Exercise.

* Beans.

* Blueberries.

* Strawberries.

* Blackberries.

* Buckwheat.

* Black tea.

* Green tea.

* Cabbage.

* Apricots.

* Tomatoes.

* Carrots.

* Cauliflower.

* Cherries.

* Corn.

* Garlic.

* Grape juice.

* Watermelon.

* Mushrooms.

* Nuts.

* Olive oil.

* Onions.

* Oranges.

* Peas.

* Potatoes.

* Pumpkin.

* Yogurt.

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