21-12-2009, 06:41 AM
The words Brain cancer are enough to strike fear into the heart of anyone. Aside from the physical effects, cancer causes people to react in different ways. Some people want to learn as much a possible about their condition, whilst others prefer to remain ignorant. If you are one of those who want to learn about brain cancer then read on. Currently their are types of tumors than can cause this condition. The first is known as a "primary brown tumors", and the second, are "secondary metastatic brain tumors". These Metastatic tumors have secondary in their title because they are caused by cancerous cells that originally developed in other areas of the body and migrated to the brain. If you have been told you or a loved one has a brain tumor then you need to be aware It is possible to have a brain tumor without actually having cancer. You see the first tumor I mentioned, (primary brown tumors) are not always cancerous. The cells of your tumor may multiply but then just stop, or they continue to multiply. However, even the non-cancerous tumors can still cause long-term health problems. Because of where the tumor is, they can prevent your brain from functioning efficiently. Possible health issues can include strokes, and loss of hearing or vision. Unlike many other tumors, primary brain tumors don't normally attack your central nervous system, and on the rare occasion they do, this is not often a cause of death. When sufferers die from having primary brown tumors it is usually due to the actual size of the tumor, inside the skull. Unfortunately, any cancerous brain tumor is life threatening. A tumor on the brain will affect its functioning and depending on it's location and size can affect health and personality. This can include memory, perception, and even the ability to reason and rationalise.