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How to Detect and Cure Brain Cancer Before It Is Too Late and Before It Kills You
In case you happen to experience headaches that last continuously, perhaps even for years, you will have to take caution. This may be a good indication that you – not to scare you – may suffer from a brain cancer. It is highly recommended that you consult the doctor in no time at all. Believe it or not, it will surely kill you very soon in case you do not take enough caution when you notice the symptoms.
Unlike other types of cancers you may have ever heard of, brain cancer is not as popular. However, this does not necessarily mean that it is harmless. As a matter of fact, it is not as popular as those other cancers out there because the brain cancer is a silent but sure killing machine. It is indeed very dangerous to your survival.
With that being said, it is no wonder at all why those that suffer from the brain cancer always know about it too late. Most of them usually realize that they are suffering from the cancer after it has shown pretty obvious symptoms. Unfortunately, if it has shown obvious symptoms, this means that the cancer has reached advanced stadium which means your life is already almost at the end by the time you know it. You will have to note that in case your headache has reached its peak, chances are the cancer has entered the metastasis state. This means it has reached the other parts of your body. As a result, it will become a lot harder and riskier to treat.
A radiology specialist for theMoctharRiadyComprehensiveCancerCenterSiloamHospital,FieldaDjuita, mentioned that it was crucial for the society to check themselves up as early as possible whenever they felt any symptoms that might well lead to the brain cancer. For your information, theMochtarRiadyHospitalis a hospital located in Semanggi,Jakarta, to treat patients suffering from any kinds of cancer.
WhatFieldaDjuitasaid made very good sense indeed. All kinds of the cancer diseases will spread to other body parts and in the case of the brain cancer, it will spread all over the brain and everything will be too late.
Symptoms and Risk Factors
The symptoms of a brain cancer will normally depend on the part that suffers from it. Strains, loss of balance, blurred vision, dizziness, hearing degradation and the difficulty to talk can be indications of the brain cancer. That said, even though not all of those symptoms may lead to this particularly dangerous type of disease, it won’t harm if you immediately check yourself up at the nearest local hospital.
In addition to that, you will also have to be careful about possible risk factors of the brain cancer. In case any of your family members once happened to suffer from it, there is quite a good chance that you – as well as any of the other members in your family – may suffer from it as well.
Brain cancer can also be triggered by taking too much medications with particular chemical cancer triggering substances. Apart from that, smokers have a lot higher potential of suffering from a brain cancer compared to those that do not smoke at all. Your race may also determine whether you are prone to this dangerous disease or not. It is important to note that white people are more vulnerable to the disease than those born with the other races.
Brain Cancer Treatment
Fortunately, thanks to the advancements in the field of science and technology, there are indeed ways to treat brain cancer these days. One way is to take advantage of the device known as the Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography (PET-CT). In addition to that, a radiation therapy device called the Linear Accelerator often turns out to be very handy as well.
The PET-CT functions to increase the doctors’ accuracy while assessing how serious a cancer is. To help the doctors with this, they will usually inject the patients with glucose that has been given radiation in a normal level. The patients’ body will then be scanned by means of the PET-CT. If the cancer turns out to be a very deadly one, the regions affected by it will shine brightly. This is because very deadly cancer normally requires glucose before it will be able to mutate. Having scanned the patients’ body with the PET-CT, the doctors will usually discuss the best way to treat the patients.
However, even if the doctors have successfully removed the cancer from the patients’ body, they will have to scan the body with the PET-CT once again. This is to make sure that the cancer has really gone from the body.
Alternatively, in case the PET-CT device is not available at a given time, doctors can use the Linear Accelerator instead. This device is meant to shine on the regions of the body affected by the disease.
According to Djuita, if the sufferers are children, they will receive 25 times of shining with the Linear Accelerator device. For adults, in comparison, they will receive over 30 times of shining under normal circumstances. However, Djuita also added that doctors could combine shining and surgery together in case it is the brain cancer that the patients are suffering from.
The Linear Accelerator device comes with a very high accuracy making it crucial to cancer treatment. With this particular device, it is possible for the doctors to minimize the death of the brain cells that are not yet affected by the deadly disease.
Djuita also reveals that there is the On-Board Imaging System or OBI for short. This is what increases the accuracy because it makes shining in 360 degrees possible. However, though, it is of utmost importance to keep in mind that the Linear Accelerator device is only capable of treating cancer cells that measure over3 cm. For those measuring below3 cm, doctors will have to carry out a surgery using the Gamma Knife. This device is meant to get rid of as many cancer cells as possible while at the same time minimizing the risk of brain function loss.