Brain tumor- Oligodendroglioma

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Brain tumor- Oligodendroglioma

Brain cancer is a serious condition that is often referred to by medical professionals as "meningioma" and also as "glioma". When a person has this type of cancer, it means that abnormal cells are growing in and/or around the brain. This form of cancer can develop from brain cells that are considered primary, but it can also develop from cells that are specific to certain locations in and around the brain.

These regions include the membranes and even the small blood vessels within or around the brain. There are types of cancer that result from the spread of cells from other parts of the body, such as organs.

What is a brain tumour?

If a person has a brain tumour, this indicates that they also have a brain tumour. Abnormal cell growth that indicates a brain tumour is called a tumour. The tumours, while abnormal, are not always cancerous. Those that are simple, benign growths are identified as "benign." Tumours containing cancer cells are identified as "malignant".

When these tumours are identified in or around the brain, they are considered to be quite serious and even potentially life-threatening. This is mainly because cancer contained in these tumours can spread quickly. Tumours continue to be identified as "primary" and "secondary" among healthcare professionals.

The Cause

There are many theories as to why brain tumours develop, but no specific cause has been identified. Scientists and medical researchers are still testing and researching the occurrence of brain tumours to better understand them.

Tumours identified as "primary" are believed to be the result of abnormal cell growth in the actual tissues of the brain, while "secondary" tumours appear to be the result of abnormal cell growth from elsewhere in the body and then travel through the bloodstream to the brain.

The other theories of brain tumour development identify the following risk factors:

• Many appear to have a genetic predisposition to developing brain tumours if someone in the family has had the disorder in the past.

• Certain people are at a higher risk of developing this disease because they work in certain jobs, such as B. those who are professional embalmers and those who work in oil refineries.

• Radiation exposure or overexposure can cause brain tumours.

• Smoking is considered a common risk factor for the development of this form of cancer.

• There are many theories that are considered somewhat unusual but are being studied to see if they lead to brain cancer. These theories include the use of artificial sweeteners, cell phone use, constant computer stress, head injuries, and even eating processed and/or microwaved foods.

If you are concerned that you or a loved one may have this cancer, it is important to make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible. Many cases of brain tumours can be corrected immediately if they are caught early. Although there is no way to treat cancer, there are treatments that relieve the symptoms associated with cancer.

Let's take a look at Oligodendroglioma

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Oligodendroglioma is a rare tumour that develops in the brain. It is made by cells found in the connective tissue that surrounds nerve cells in the brain. The symptoms experienced by the patient largely depend on the localization of the tumour itself.

Although these cells are more common in the adult population, they have also been found in children. The oligodendroglioma tumour is considered to be an extremely slow-growing tumour.In the United States population, this type of tumour accounts for approximately 3% of all tumour diagnoses. It has been found that men are more prone to these types of disorders than women.

Oligodendroglioma Tumor Symptoms

People suffering from oligodendroglioma tumors can endure a variety of symptoms. The symptoms that occur depend largely on the exact location and overall size of the tumour. In most cases, the symptoms found in patients with this condition are:

• Many people experience headaches. In most cases, the headache increases as the tumour grow.

• Many people can experience behaviour-based changes. These changes can include a marked change in personality, high levels of irritability, depression, and even aggression.

• Cognitive challenges arise in some cases where an oligodendroglioma tumour is present. These challenges can include concentration problems, memory problems, and similar problems.

• There are many cases where patients with this type of brain tumour experience motor complications. Examples include experiencing weakness and paralysis in the body, difficulty walking, difficulty speaking, and similar problems.

• Many may experience mild to severe seizures as a direct result of the growth of tumours in, on, or around the brain.

• Problems with the intestines and even the bladder can occur when a person has this type of tumour.

Treatments

There are many treatments that may be necessary to relieve a person of the symptoms associated with this type of tumour. Medical professionals generally determine the course of treatment based on the grade associated with the tumour itself. Surgery may be considered for patients with only a mild tumour with minimal symptoms.

The person is usually monitored after surgery to see if the tumour is coming back or is trying to come back and spread. For those who experience more serious complications as a result of their tumour, radiation may be needed to ensure the tumour doesn't come back. Many people may also need chemotherapy sessions as part of their treatment after surgery for this type of tumour

So if you experience any changes in your general body physiology, vision, health, severe headache and/ or behaviour, consult your doctor and ask "Do I Have A brain tumour?"

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