Did you know an estimated 700,000 Americans are living with a brain tumor? Brain cancer is a disease which originates in the brain. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the symptoms and the disease can be properly managed. Although the brain tumor can be managed the recovery may be long and painful.
The symptoms of a brain tumor consist of a headache: which can be persistent or severe; muscular: people can have difficulty walking, muscle weakness,problems with coordination,weakness of one side of the body, or weakness of the arms and legs; whole body: balance disorder, dizziness, fatigue, or vertigo; gastrointestinal: nausea or vomiting; cognitive: inability to speak or understand language or mental confusion; speech: difficulty speaking or impaired voice.
Here are some ways to properly diagnose a brain tumor. A neurological exam. A neurological exam may include, among other things, checking vision, hearing, balance, coordination, strength, and reflexes by. Imaging tests. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to help diagnose brain tumors; computerized tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET); tissue sampling/biopsy/surgical removal of a tumor; myelogram A myelogram uses a dye injected into the CSF that surrounds the spinal cord; the dye shows up on an x-ray and can outline...