Specialist in Neurosurgery Dr. Yusuf Emrah Gergingave information on brain tumor symptoms, causes and treatments.
Dr. Pointing out that strained studies have found that a brain tumor develops in 5 out of every 100,000 people,”Brain tumors can lead to a reduced quality and length of life. Therefore, the intervention and treatment should be carried out under the supervision of a doctor. Scientists are also focusing on treating brain tumors and subsequently on quality of life” he said.
Noting that brain tumors are categorized by how fast they grow and how likely they are to grow back after treatment, Dr. Lunatique, “Non-cancerous brain tumors are low grade 1 or 2, which means they grow slowly and have a high cure rate. Brain tumours, which can be described as malignant, are high grade; These tumors form in the brain or spread to the brain from another part of the body, which we call secondary tumours. The regrowth rate of these tumors after treatment is also high.” he said.
“SOME TUMORS GROW SLOWLY, NO SYMPTOMS”
Pointing out that sometimes there are no symptoms or they grow very slowly over time, Dr. Il gave the following information about the symptoms of nerve brain tumors:
“Headaches that occur mostly at night, nausea and vomiting, blurred or double vision, fainting, problems with balance and walking, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, and loss of strength, certain personality and speech disorders are among the symptoms of brain tumor. However, not all of these symptoms are observed at the same time, so if one or more of these symptoms are observed, it is definitely worth consulting a specialist.”
“AGE, RADIATION AND GENETIC FACTORS ARE IMPORTANT”
Dr. Lunatic,”With age, the risk of contracting a brain tumor increases with age. Most brain tumors occur in adults between the ages of 70 and 89, although some types of brain tumors are more common in children. Radiation exposure is also a risk factor, and although rare, radiation can cause brain tumors in some people. Family transmission is also a factor. Genetic factors are known to be effective in certain brain tumors called tuberous sclerosis, neurofibromatosis type 1, neurofibromatosis type 2, and Turner syndrome.” he said.
“THERE ARE DIFFERENT TREATMENTS”
Dr. Gergin said that there are three basic treatment methods in the treatment of brain tumors: surgery, drugs and radiation therapy. Mentioning that surgery came to the fore in order to prevent tumors from pressing on the brain and increasing intracranial pressure, Dr. Lunatique, “Surgery is often preferred to remove brain tumors, the goal is to remove the abnormal tissue as safely as possible. During the treatment process, steroids, medications to relieve symptoms, surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy may be preferred. After a brain tumor is diagnosed, steroids may be prescribed to help reduce swelling around the tumor. Other medications may be used to relieve other brain tumor symptoms, such as antiepileptics for seizures and painkillers for headaches.r,” he said.