Brain cancer is a very serious condition and one should be aware how it can develop. The condition generally happens when some brain cells create a tumor and become uncontrollable. As a result they affect a person's body further on, aggravating the condition even more and leading to lethal outcome.Brain cancer is a very serious condition and one should be aware how it can develop. The condition generally happens when some brain cells create a tumor and become uncontrollable. As a result they affect a person’s body further on, aggravating the condition even more and leading to lethal outcome.
SympthomsThe main cancer symptoms that generally manifest themselves quite clearly are weakness and headaches as well as clumsiness and speech and walking problems. Later on they are followed by worsening of vision and mood alternations. It becomes hard to concentrate and perform a lot of functions on later stages. Brain cancer life expectancy is sadly short. It is of course depends on the type of cancer and stage. There are primary and secondary brain cancers and the former is more characteristic for kids and seniors and it starts in the brain. In case of the secondary (it is also called metastatic) type cancer the condition starts to develop in other part of the body and metastases spread to the brain. This condition is broadly met in adults. The American Brain Tumor Association shows sad statistics that brain cancer life expectancy is not really very long. It is such a serious condition that survival rate for primary brain cancer is only 10 % or less. There are different treatment options but in the majority of cases they are not really fruitful.
Treatment OptionsBrain cancer is still something that doctors and scientists fight against. It is true nowadays that with certain treatment brain cancer life expectancy is longer. However, more to the truth is that all the treatments aim at making life of a person easier by alleviating the symptoms. In some cases the treatment can lead to the unexpected; but it is also true that it is better to try.
- Chemotherapy and surgery are the most frequent options to try. In case of benign brain tumor surgery might be pretty successful. There are a lot of people who got cured after the operation and could lead a normal life afterwards.
- Today’s medical techniques are so advanced that with “knifeless” or stereotactic surgery it is possible to make an operation without the necessity of breaking the skull. Besides, new treatment methods are also the ones that bring fewer complications and guarantee better chances of good outcomes.
- There are also vaccines in the development and perhaps, they will be successful in increasing brain tumor life expectancy.
The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the more chances for survival are.