Brain and nervous system cancer

Brain cancer occurs when the cells in the brain start dividing without any control. Cancer may start in the brain (primary cancer) or spread to the brain from another organ (secondary or metastatic cancer). Symptoms of brain cancer include nausea and vomiting, difficulty speaking, poor balance and coordination, memory problems, and headache.

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  • Neurological Examination:Neurologists or neuro-oncologists may perform comprehensive neurological examination to determine the health status of different brain areas. The examination includes evaluating coordination, balance, reflexes, and strength. Although neurological evaluation does not detect brain cancer, it can indicate brain abnormalities. If the neurologist suspects any issues, he may recommend further examination.
  • Neuroendoport Surgery: Neuroendoport surgery is a minimally invasive surgery to remove deep brain tumors. The surgeon cuts the scalp to expose the skull and a piece of bone is removed to reach the durometer. The surgeon makes an incision on the durometer and inserts a neuroendoport at the base of the tumor (image guidance) that assists the surgery. The endoscope is inserted into the neuroendoport, providing high-definition tumor imaging. The tumor is removed through one of several techniques, such as suction. Neuroendoport surgery offers several benefits to the patients, such as less scarring, reduced requirement for pain-relieving medications, and shorter hospital stay.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy involves the use of drugs that kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy for brain tumors is usually used along with radiation therapy or surgery.
  • Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy is usually delivered to patients with brain tumors through a machine placed outside the body. In rare cases, the radiation source is placed near the tumor to kill the cancer cells (brachytherapy).
  • Radiosurgery: It is an intensive radiation therapy. In this procedure, the radiation is directed in small doses from different angles on the tumor. The resulting radiation dose to the tumor is high enough to destroy cancer cells. The types of radiosurgery include Gamma knife radiosurgery, linear accelerator radiosurgery, and proton radiosurgery.