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Cancer hospital in Houston offers a brain cancer treatment with an award-winning cancer specialist in Houston. For a brain tumor, Houston cancer hospital’s oncologist creates a team with the different oncologist and makes an opinion to provide the best treatment. Cancer treatment centers in Houston teams include a variety of other health care professionals, oncology nurses, social workers, pharmacists, counselors, dietitians, and others. Learn more about brain tumor or cancer, types of brain cancer, symptoms of brain cancer, causes of brain cancer, Stages of brain cancer, Treatment, and a side-effect of brain cancer and important precaution of brain cancer with cancer center in Houston Texas. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Introduction Brain Tumor | Cancer Treatment in Houston


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Brain Cancer
University Cancer Centers
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Introduction- Brain Cancer
Brain cancer includes primary tumor in the brain,
part of the central nervous system, Brain gives
the command and takes control of every part of
the body including speech movements of the body,
feeling, memory, vision, hearing and everything
that do our body.
Brain cancer includes a primary tumor in the
brain, this types of tumor not spread to others
parts, only travel distance to brain then called
brain tumor and secondary tumor (metastases) is
another part of the body and it can spread
anywhere in the body. A metastatic brain tumor is
common as a primary brain tumor. Some cancer
cells spread to the brain, lung, colon, kidney,
and breast etc affected.
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Types of Brain Cancer
Brain tumor is known as abnormal growth of cells
in brain. There are over 120 different types of
brain tumors cancer. One of the most common types
of brain tumor called as gliomas.
  • Abnormal growth of cells in brain form brain
    tumor, but not all tumor have cancer. Malignant
    tumor form brain cancer.
  • Growth rate of Malignant tumor so fast and its
    spread. aggressively, overpowering healthy cells
    by taking their space, blood, and nutrients and
    also spread to another part of the body and
    disturbance the control power of brain.
  • Tumors do not affect to nearby part of body and
    spread to another part it called benign.
  • Benign tumor is less powerful to malignant tumor
    but benign tumor affect many problem in the brain.

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Stages of Brain Cancer
  • Doctors used TNM (Tumor, Node, Metastasis)system
    to specify stages of cancer.
  • T T denotes the size of tumor or cancer
  • N N denotes the cancer has spread to the lymph
    nodes
  • M M denotes the cancer has spread to the
    another parts of body.
  • Number Staging system used by TNM system
  • Stage 1 In this stage size of cancer is small
    and it obtain in organ.
  • Stage 2 In this stage size of cancer is larger
    than stage 1 cancer and not spread to another
    part of body.
  • Stage 3 In this stage cancer size is larger
    than stage 2 and also spread to lymph of the
    body.
  • Stage 4 In this stage cancer is larger and
    spread to another part of the body.

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Symptoms of Brain Cancer
Many brain tumor are not causes any symptoms such
types of tumor only find with the test of CT
Scan or MRI but at other side symptoms of brain
cancer is very common to the patient such as
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Clumsiness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Seizures
  • Sensory
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Hearing loss
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Behavioral and cognitive
  • Endocrine dysfunction
  • Change in personality
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Vision loss
  • And many more..

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Treatment of Brain Cancer
  • In brain cancer different types of oncologist
    meet together and create a same opinion to
    provide a best treatment. There are following
    older modern treatment therapy such as.
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Tumor Treating Fields
  • But treatment of brain tumor is based on many
    factors-
  • Survivors age, overall health, and medical
    history
  • Tumor- Type, Size, Location
  • How tumor is spread
  • Tolerance range of survivors

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Side-effect of Brain Cancer
A side-effect of brain cancer treatment is a long
term effect, but not for everyone. Radiation
therapy is basically best treatment for brain
cancer but also have many long term short term
side-effect. Every oncologist is unable to say
whos have which side-effect but radiation
therapy side-effect only for these areas where it
treated.
  • Some Side-effect start after few weeks of
    treatment these are-
  • Overeating
  • Sleepiness
  • Lack of energy
  • Some Side-effect in brain function
  • Confusion
  • Unable to thinking clearly
  • Headaches

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Thank You
If you see any symptoms, please schedule an
appointment with cancer specialist to secure your
life and help cancer survivors to fight with
cancer..
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