Good news for the coffee and tea drinkers among us. A new study suggests that the benefits of coffee and tea might include a lower chance of developing the most common type of malignant brain tumors. The findings are the result of a study of over half a million European adults and add weight to recent U.S.
Meningiomas are brain tumors that develop in the small membranes or meninges that essentially cover and protect the brain as well as the spinal cord. Meningioma brain tumors normally grow at a slow pace and won't affect the tissue surrounding the brain tumor.
After waking up one morning in Mid June, I stretched and my lower leg started to kick involuntarily at about one second intervals. Just to make sure you have the picture correct, I don't mean a kick that would score a winning goal, more of a gentle flick as if trying to get the sand out of your toes. I grabbed my leg, pulled it back to try and stop it, got up out of bed and stood on it but that didn't work either.
Brain tumors can be primary or secondary (metastasis from other sites). Primary brain tumors are usually solitary, the most common ones in the dog being gliomas and meningiomas. In cats, the most common type are meningiomas and these can occur at multiple locations.
Nothing conclusive has been found out about this type of brain tumor. The survival rate for those with meningioma is high, but the very idea of knowing the medical condition exists can be devastating. Offering support to someone that has this type of brain tumor can be difficult when you feel in such turmoil yourself but being with them through the various tests and treatments can ease the feeling of them being totally alone and a positive attitude is paramount.
The main options for treatment include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Palliative therapy is also given in most cases of canine brain tumors. Surgery is not the first line of choice for tumor of the brain as brain tissue cannot regenerate and removing vital parts of brain can cause irreversible effects. Surgery is indicated only when the tumor is very large and needs to be removed to decompress the brain and when the tumor is present in a safe area like for instance the forebrain region.
Tumors can occur at any age. In adults, incidence is highest between the ages of 40 and 60. The most common types of brain tumors are described as gliomas and meningiomas. These tumors usually occur above the covering of cerebellum tissue and are called supratentorial tumors.
Dealing with the fact that your life has or may possibly change in many ways is certainly a challenge. As well as not feeling on top form you are mentally expected to tackle the problem of turning all the negatives into positive energy to help your body to remain fit and healthy to fight and deal with any treatments that are prescribed.
Meningioma symptoms are very varied due to location and what body parts or functions are being affected in that part of the brain. Before they become troublesome, many people have subtle symptoms, experienced over a long period of time, that they do not associate with brain interference and are often surprised when the meningioma is diagnosed.
There are countless tried and tested methods of relaxation from lavender pillows to yoga. Many will be available to you in some guise or other, via your local community or through a simple internet search. However, some of these techniques take time to master and learning a new skill at this time may not be such a relaxing experience.
More accepted risk factors include; exposure to vinyl chloride and individuals with risk factors such as having a job in an oil refinery, as a chemist, embalmer, or rubber industry worker show higher rates of brain cancer. Other risk factors such as smoking, radiation exposure, and viral infection (HIV) have been suggested but not proven to cause tumors. Patients with a history of melanoma, lung, breast, colon, or kidney cancer are at risk for secondary brain cancer.
If these tumors are identified in the brain or the area surrounding the brain, they are considered to be quite serious and even have the potential to be life-threatening. This is mostly due to the fact that the cancer contained within these tumors has the capability of spreading in a rapid fashion. Tumors are further identified as "Primary" and "Secondary" among medical professionals.
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