CAT Scans Cont. A very safe procedure. One common problem The intravenous material Medicine can be provided More serious problem Anaphylactic reaction Symptoms are more severe Can be life threatening Vary rare
MRI MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging Helps to diagnose and treat medical conditions In Organs Soft tissue Bone Uses Powerful magnetic field Radio frequency impulses Computer generated images
MRI Cont. Also a safe procedure when proper safety guidelines are followed. The magnetic field is not harmful. Although extra metal medical devices can interfere with the MRI. Iodine solution Used to make organ or structure more vivid on the images. Allergic reaction can occur. Doctors will treat immediately.
Second Opinion Patients might want a second opinion Number of ways to get second opinion
Survival Rates Brain cancer accounts for 2% of all cancers in the United States. 13,000 deaths annually. Brain cancer is the leading cause of death in patients 35 and under. Brain cancer cases are on the rise. Central Nervous System Lymphoma is up 300% in the past 10 years. New technologies in CT Scans and MRI’s are finding it earlier.
Survival Rates Cont. 5 Year Survival Rates Brain cancer is the 6th lowest. After 5 years the patient has a 33% chance of living. This percentage is better in children. 70%-85% if tumor has not spread. 30%-40% if tumors have spread. Males have slightly increased rate. Vary with age. Mortality rate goes up every decade. At the age of 55 and up the rates jump dramatically.
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