Integrative Brain Cancer Treatment Center in Irvine, CA
More than 17,000 people in the United States receive a brain tumor diagnosis. Some tumors are benign (noncancerous). Noncancerous tumors can usually be removed and are not likely to recur. Other tumors are malignant (cancerous). These tumors interfere with vital functions and are life-threatening. Cancerous brain tumors usually grow rapidly, crowding and invading tissue.
Primary brain tumors (gliomas) start in the brain and affect the central nervous system (CNS). They can be noncancerous or cancerous. Secondary brain tumors, which are 10 times more common, are cancers that originated elsewhere in the body and have metastasized (spread) to the brain. Secondary tumors are about 3 times more common than primary tumors of the brain.
Signs and Symptoms
A brain tumor often produces the following signs and symptoms:
- Loss of appetite
- Headaches that often are worse in the morning
- Seizures (convulsions)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Weakness or loss of feeling in the arms or legs
- Stumbling or lack of coordination when walking
- Abnormal eye movements or changes in vision
- Changes in personality or memory
- Changes in speech
- Changes in hearing
- Changes in mood
- Changes in mental capacity and concentration
Who Is Most At Risk?
People with the following conditions or characteristics may be at risk for developing a brain tumor:
- Radiation exposure
- Exposure to pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer
- Certain occupations, such as lead, petroleum, plastic, rubber, and textile workers, as well as aircraft and vehicle operators
- Exposure to electromagnetic fields
- Certain viruses, especially Epstein-Barr virus
- Certain genetic disorders
- People who have had transplants and individuals with AIDS
Call (949) 581-HOPE (4673), email us at [email protected] , or chat with us live to schedule your appointment. We are here to answer any questions and to help you schedule a personal consultation with an Integrative Cancer Specialist.