What is Brain CancerWhat is Brain Cancer
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Primary Brain tumorsPrimary Brain tumors
• A tumor within theA tumor within the
brain that has formsbrain that has forms
i...
Primary Brain Tumor cont.Primary Brain Tumor cont.
Secondary Brain TumorSecondary Brain Tumor
• A tumor within the brain that has spread intoA tumor within the brain that ha...
Brain LobeBrain Lobe
SymptomsSymptoms
• Vomiting and nauseaVomiting and nausea
• SeizuresSeizures
• WeaknessWeakness
• Speech difficultiesSpeec...
Diagnosis TestDiagnosis Test
• • Computed Tomography (CT)Computed Tomography (CT)
scan- Creates a cross-sectionalscan- Cre...
Brain tumorsBrain tumors
Treatments for cancerTreatments for cancer
• Surgery- The first line of treatment forSurgery- The first line of treatment ...
GenderGender
• Males are mostMales are most
common to havecommon to have
brain cancer ratherbrain cancer rather
than femal...
RaceRace
• • In races betweenIn races between
whites and blacks it iswhites and blacks it is
more likely to bemore likely ...
Work citedWork cited
• www.ask.com-www.ask.com- “where can I find brain“where can I find brain
cancer picture”cancer pictu...
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Brain Cancer

  1. 1. What is Brain CancerWhat is Brain Cancer • •
  2. 2. Primary Brain tumorsPrimary Brain tumors • A tumor within theA tumor within the brain that has formsbrain that has forms in its original place.in its original place. • But this tumors tendBut this tumors tend to spread through outto spread through out the body.the body. • GliomasGliomas • MedulloblastomasMedulloblastomas • MeningiomasMeningiomas • GlioblastomaGlioblastoma multiformemultiforme • LymphomaLymphoma
  3. 3. Primary Brain Tumor cont.Primary Brain Tumor cont.
  4. 4. Secondary Brain TumorSecondary Brain Tumor • A tumor within the brain that has spread intoA tumor within the brain that has spread into the brain from another part of the body.the brain from another part of the body. • Cancer the ability to spread through out theCancer the ability to spread through out the body.body. • The most second cancer likely to spread intoThe most second cancer likely to spread into the brain are from the lung, breast, colon,the brain are from the lung, breast, colon, kidney, and skin.kidney, and skin.
  5. 5. Brain LobeBrain Lobe
  6. 6. SymptomsSymptoms • Vomiting and nauseaVomiting and nausea • SeizuresSeizures • WeaknessWeakness • Speech difficultiesSpeech difficulties • Lack of coordinationLack of coordination • Changes in visionChanges in vision • DrowsinessDrowsiness • Memory changesMemory changes
  7. 7. Diagnosis TestDiagnosis Test • • Computed Tomography (CT)Computed Tomography (CT) scan- Creates a cross-sectionalscan- Creates a cross-sectional view of the brain using an X-rayview of the brain using an X-ray camera that rotates around thecamera that rotates around the body.body. • Magnetic Resonance ImagingMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)- Gives a picture of the brain(MRI)- Gives a picture of the brain using a powerful magnet, a radiousing a powerful magnet, a radio wave transmitter and computer.wave transmitter and computer. • Lumbar Puncture (spinal tab)-Lumbar Puncture (spinal tab)- Sample of spinal fluid is takenSample of spinal fluid is taken from the lower back through afrom the lower back through a needle.needle.
  8. 8. Brain tumorsBrain tumors
  9. 9. Treatments for cancerTreatments for cancer • Surgery- The first line of treatment forSurgery- The first line of treatment for some benign and malignant.some benign and malignant. • Radiation therapy- which are high-Radiation therapy- which are high- powered rays to kill cancer cells whichpowered rays to kill cancer cells which often used after surgery.often used after surgery. • Chemotherapy- chemicals that areChemotherapy- chemicals that are designed to poison tumor cells.designed to poison tumor cells.
  10. 10. GenderGender • Males are mostMales are most common to havecommon to have brain cancer ratherbrain cancer rather than females.than females. Between the ages of 0Between the ages of 0 to 50 it is equalto 50 it is equal between the gendersbetween the genders and from ages 50 toand from ages 50 to 85 it is diagnosed85 it is diagnosed greater in males.greater in males.
  11. 11. RaceRace • • In races betweenIn races between whites and blacks it iswhites and blacks it is more likely to bemore likely to be diagnosed in thediagnosed in the white ethnicities.white ethnicities.
  12. 12. Work citedWork cited • www.ask.com-www.ask.com- “where can I find brain“where can I find brain cancer picture”cancer picture” • www.cancer.comwww.cancer.com • www.braintumor.orgwww.braintumor.org

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