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Brain Cancer Brain Cancer Presentation Transcript

  • What is Brain Cancer
  • Primary Brain tumors
    • A tumor within the brain that has forms in its original place.
    • But this tumors tend to spread through out the body.
    • Gliomas
    • Medulloblastomas
    • Meningiomas
    • Glioblastoma multiforme
    • Lymphoma
  • Primary Brain Tumor cont.
  • Secondary Brain Tumor
    • A tumor within the brain that has spread into the brain from another part of the body.
    • Cancer the ability to spread through out the body.
    • The most second cancer likely to spread into the brain are from the lung, breast, colon, kidney, and skin.
  • Brain Lobe
  • Symptoms
    • Vomiting and nausea
    • Seizures
    • Weakness
    • Speech difficulties
    • Lack of coordination
    • Changes in vision
    • Drowsiness
    • Memory changes
  • Diagnosis Test
    • Computed Tomography (CT) scan- Creates a cross-sectional view of the brain using an X-ray camera that rotates around the body.
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)- Gives a picture of the brain using a powerful magnet, a radio wave transmitter and computer.
    • Lumbar Puncture (spinal tab)- Sample of spinal fluid is taken from the lower back through a needle.
  • Brain tumors
  • Treatments for cancer
    • Surgery- The first line of treatment for some benign and malignant.
    • Radiation therapy- which are high-powered rays to kill cancer cells which often used after surgery.
    • Chemotherapy- chemicals that are designed to poison tumor cells.
  • Gender
    • Males are most common to have brain cancer rather than females.
    • Between the ages of 0 to 50 it is equal between the genders and from ages 50 to 85 it is diagnosed greater in males.
  • Race
    • In races between whites and blacks it is more likely to be diagnosed in the white ethnicities.
  • Work cited
    • www.ask.com- “where can I find brain cancer picture”
    • www.cancer.com
    • www.braintumor.org