- What Is a Brain Tumor?
- Types of Brain Tumors
- Pre-Cancerous Tumors
- Brain Tumor Prevention
- Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Brain Tumor?
Types of Brain Tumors
- Adenomas (epithelial tissue that covers the organs and glands)
- Meningiomas (brain and spinal cord)
- Fibromas or fibroids (connective tissue of any organ – most commonly found in the uterus)
- Papillomas (skin, breast, cervix, and mucus membranes)
- Lipomas (fat cells)
- Nevi (moles)
- Myomas (muscle tissue)
- Hemangiomas (blood vessels and skin)
- Neuromas (nerves)
- Osteochondromas (bones)
- Sarcomas (connective tissues such as muscle, tendon, fat, and cartilage)
- Carcinomas (organs and gland tissue such as the breast, cervix, prostate, lung, and thyroid)
Brain Tumor Preventions
Frequently Asked Questions:
Some brain tumors grow very slowly (low grade) and cannot be cured. Depending on your age at diagnosis, the tumor can eventually cause your death. Or you can live a full life and die for something else. It will depend on your type of tumor, where it is in the brain, and how it responds to treatment.
The size, type, and location of a brain tumor affect the indications and symptoms it produces. The most common sign symptoms include headaches; numbness or tingling in the arms or legs; seizures memory problems; mood and personality changes; balance and walking problems; nausea and vomiting; or changes in speech, vision, or hearing.
Brain tumor symptoms can appear in people of all ages, including teenagers. In recent years, nearly 13% of all new brain cancers were diagnosed in patients younger than 20 years old, and another 9% were diagnosed in patients between the ages of 20 and 34.
Lack of sleep can be particularly bothersome, especially when patients with brain tumors also report hypersomnia. Hypersomnia was reported in more than 90% of primary brain tumor patients undergoing cranial radiation therapy.