What is Brain Tumors & Common Misconceptions?
Brain tumour! A scary word that terrifies most of the people.
Brain tumors can be benign or cancerous. They can be low- or high-grade, depending on how quickly they grow. They can originate as a primary tumour or spread to the brain from cancer in any another part of the body.
Brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain. Weakness in arms, legs and one side of the body, dizziness, behavioral changes, vision problems, headaches, nausea or vomiting, etc. are common signs of brain tumors.
Lack of awareness and access to unauthorized information leads to misconceptions among people. Brain tumor is also such a case where people are driven by their own fear based on some misconceptions. These myths among people can cause unnecessary panic, anxiety and inconvenience. Therefore, the neurologists at Medicover Hospitals are debunking such myths and spreading awareness based on facts. Our brain matters and we need to take it seriously being watchful and careful at the same time.
Let's talk about all the brain tumor myths in detail and spread awareness:
Brain tumours, means its brain cancer
Brain tumours can be benign or malignant. Benign tumours are non-cancerous, whereas malignant tumours are cancerous and can cause damage to brain cells and tissues.
All brain tumor patients have the same signs and symptoms
Every patient diagnosed with a brain tumor will experience diverse symptoms, depending on the type, size and location of the tumor in the brain.
Only Adults get brain tumor
Brain tumors can occur at any age. The age of a person cannot determine the risk of developing a brain tumor, as newborns have also been found with a brain tumor.
Usage of mobile phones can lead to a brain tumor
Although there is no proof or confirmation that using a cellphone causes a brain tumour, continuous exposure to any radiation can have long-term health consequences and should be avoided.
Frequent headaches and blurred vision indicate brain tumour
Headaches and blurred vision can be due to exhaustion, weakness or tiredness. It is not necessary that a person with a headache or blurred vision has a tumor.
If treated, brain tumors are not recurrent
Tumours can be recurrent if proper care, such as routine check-ups, is not performed after brain tumour treatment.
There are many more misconceptions and doubts among people that can be difficult to understand. If you think that you have any of the symptoms related to brain tumour, don’t ignore! Get the facts from a reliable source and take necessary steps of precaution and treatment, if needed
A brain tumour can be life-threatening! However, with proper treatment, this can be cured. We are sure that we will be able to help our patients with all neurological disorders to regain their quality of life. We take pride in being one of the best Oncology Centers in India, supported by a team of highly experienced oncologists and surgeons delivering quality outcomes.
Medicover Hospitals has successfully performed brain tumor surgeries even in complex cases. We have India's most experienced neurology team, backed up by cutting-edge medical technology.
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