Brain Tumor

A brain tumor growth of abnormal cells, or the uncontrolled growth of cells, starting in the brain.

Brain tumors can directly destroy brain cells. They can also indirectly damage cells by producing inflammation, compressing other parts of the brain as the tumor grows, causing swelling in the brain, and increasing pressure within the skull.

The specific symptoms of brain tumors depend on the tumor’s size, location, degree of invasion, and related swelling. Headaches, seizures, weakness in one part of the body, and changes in the person’s mental functions are most common signs of a brain tumor.

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