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Non-Cancerous Benign Brain Tumors: Symptoms and Treatments

About

A benign brain tumor is a mass of cells that grow relatively slowly in the brain and is non-cancerous.

Around 4,300 people in the UK are diagnosed with benign brain tumors every year.[1]

- Requires medical care and treatment
- Prevalent among men and women
- Can be serious if ignored or diagnosed late
- May need surgery
- The condition may not come back once removed

It is a condition of slow and eventual growth of a mass of cells in the brain. Usually, it does not spread. It can be graded from 1 to 4 depending on the speed of growth. Grade 4 may be cancerous and harmful. Benign tumors are mostly graded 1/2 tumors.

Ages affected: Can affect any age group, including children, but chances may increase with age

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable: Not all tumors have symptoms. Symptoms vary depending on the tumor’s location. For example, if you do have a benign brain tumor, you may experience frequent headaches and even loss of vision.

People may experience:
Headaches Persistent and continuous headaches
Epileptic fits Seizures
Nausea Persistent nausea and vomiting
Weakness Paralysis, loss of vision, and weakness

Treatment

Self-care: These are not dangerous if diagnosed and treated early. The treatment generally depends on the nature of tumors. A doctor should be immediately consulted in case of any symptoms.

Medications: Depending on the type of tumor, treatment is given. Many are surgically removed and don’t come back once removed. Chemotherapy is seldom given. Medications are also given to reduce swelling.

Specialists: In case of any of the above-mentioned symptoms, contact your health-care provider. We, at mfine, can provide you with complete information, help, and support with our comprehensive health program.

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