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Can You Prevent Brain Tumors?
Can You Prevent Brain Tumors?

Some 18,000 Americans and their families receive a neurological cancer diagnosis every year. This means that the brain, vertebrae or other part of the nervous system has been affected by a cancer tumor. Tumors may be caused in the brain (primary) or other body cancers (metastatic).


Neurological Exam

Neurological examinations may include, inter alia, vision, hearing, balance, coordination, strength and reflections checking. Difficulty in one or more areas may give insights into the part that a brain tumor may affect.

Imaging Test

MRI is usually used to assist in brain tumors' diagnosis. MRI is a common diagnosis. In some cases, during your MRI study, a color is injected in the arms through a vein.

Many specialized MRI scan components, including functional MRI and perfusion MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy can help you evaluate tumors and plan a treatment.


As part of an operation, a biopsy may be done to remove the tumor, or a biopsy with a needle may be performed.

Treatment Recommendations


Surgical treatment for neurological cancer is normally a first step. The procedure is carried out by a neuro oncologist.

New imaging technology enables surgeons to map the location of the tumor accurately. This increases the likelihood of the surgeon removing the entire tumor. If you have a tumor of low risk, all the treatment you need may be removal surgery.

The next step is to recommend radiation or chemotherapy if the whole tumor cannot be removed, because it's too near to key components of the nervous system.

Radiation Therapy

This procedure is carried out by a radiation oncologist.

External beam radiation therapy — X-rays are used at the tumor as they kill the cancer cells. The clinician can choose two variations from the radiation therapy. The growth of the tumor can slow or stop.

Cyberknife radiation therapy — the innovative treatment uses focused radiation beams for pinpoint accurate targeting of cancer cells. In addition, CyberKnife tracks movements precisely (for example, areas in your body parts like chest and abdomen that move during your breathing), which means that lung carcinoma and cancers of the brain, the liver, the pancreas, the spine and pelvic cancer can be treated.

For any kind of neuro treatment, visit Neuroscience Specialist. Our neuro oncologist will help you to treat the problem in the best possible manner. For other treatment requirements, make a schedule here today.

**Disclaimer- Information presented here is not intended to be qualified medical advice. Nothing expressed herein creates a doctor-patient relationship.