Brain Tumor: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment - Back to School
A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells within the brain or spinal cord. A brain tumor can be dangerous as it can disrupt the proper function of the brain.Brain tumors are often referred to as cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Tumors can also be primary or secondary.

Brain tumors are often classed as benign or malignant.

Benign brain tumors : These brain tumors are not as aggressive as malignant tumors. The mass or growth of abnormal cells does not contain cancer cells. Benign brain tumors grow slowly and tend not spread into other tissue.

Malignant brain tumors : This type of brain tumor does contain cancer cells and also tends not to have clear borders. These tumors are considered more dangerous as they grow rapidly and can invade other parts of the brain.
Doctors may also refer to a tumor based on where the tumor cells originated. If the tumor began in the brain, it can be referred to as a primary brain tumor. If it began in another part of the body and spread to the brain, it can be referred to as a secondary, or metastatic, brain tumor.

Common symptoms for brain tumors include:

A woman with a bad migraine, Problems with vision, nausea, and persistent headaches may be common symptoms.Persistent headaches, Problems with vision
Nausea, vomiting, and general drowsiness,Seizures Issues with short-term memory, Speech problems, Coordination issues, Personality changes.Despite the symptoms listed above, some people may have experienced no symptoms at all when their brain tumor is discovered.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), around half of people with brain tumors get persistent headaches. The ACS also state that around half of people with brain tumors suffer a seizure at some point.

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