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What is Brain Metastasis?

Brain Metastasis in cancer cells, which have spread to the brain from other organs of the body. By other organs, we mean primary organs in your body, which are affected by the tumour. For example, a p..

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Brain Metastasis in cancer cells, which have spread to the brain from other organs of the body. By other organs, we mean primary organs in your body, which are affected by the tumour. For example, a patient suffering from lung cancer can be prone to brain cancer (through Brain Metastasis). The cancer cells in the lung tissue can break down from original mass, and spread through the body to the brain. Growth in brain tumour cases (which are malignant) has been on the rise worldwide. Statistically, there are more than 500 new cases diagnosed every day. The latest report by Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) estimates that India has 10% of worldwide brain tumour cases (10% of 3,00,000). By 2025, this figure is expected to increase five times. Brain cancer, as a result of Brain Metastasis, is even higher and more common among children and young adults (around 40 years).

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Brain Metastasis
Symptoms
symptoms

These symptoms warn of immediate medical treatment when happening among cancer survivors. Depending upon the exact location of the tumour in the brain, a patient suffering from Brain Metastasis is likely to feel these symptoms:

  • Headaches, vomiting, or nausea.
  • The tumour growth pressure.
  • Loss of cognitive ability.
  • Behavioural changes.
  • Lack of body balance, or weakness in the body.
  • Speech problem, writing or drawing problems are also common signs.

Causes
causes

It is difficult to tell for certain, as to what exactly causes this disease. According to some research, it is caused by:

  • Medical radiation
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Family history
  • Being overweight
  • Previous genetic conditions

Risks
risks

The main risk factors of Brain Metastasis include:

  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Immune system disorders.
  • Inadequate mobile usage.
  • Radiation exposure.

Prevention
prevention

In order to prevent the occurrence of this disease, one should take care of certain things such as:

  • Avoiding excess usage of mobile phones, which might cause radiation.
  • Avoiding alcohol or drug consumption.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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