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There are many types of brain tumors, both malignant and benign. Whether the tumor is cancerous or benign, the condition is dangerous for the patient, and the immediate and careful treatment of the tumor should be determined at once by the medical team at Chapman Medical Center.
Some brain tumors can be a primary condition, or begin in the brain while others are the result of cancer that has spread in the body (malignant brain tumors – secondary or termed “metastatic”).
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The symptom of a patient suffering from a brain tumor can include:
- Vision problems
- Severe headaches
- Lack of balance
- Cognitive problems
Testing for a brain tumor can be performed at our facility and may include MRI or CT scan as well as others. When the location and type of tumor is identified, a treatment plan will be immediately determined to assist the patient in attempting to remove or reduce the tumor.
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Depending upon the type of brain tumor that is found, there are a variety of treatments that could be used in order to attempt to shrink the tumor. Surgical procedures may be used in some cases. The type of brain tumor and its rate of growth will be part of diagnosis that will determine what treatment will be used to address the condition.
As this condition can be very dangerous for the patient, it is vital that you ensure that the condition is addressed by our medical team. There are many possible types of treatments and knowing that the most current and up-to-date treatments are available is a vital matter.
At Chapman Neurosurgical Spine Institute, the medical team is constantly seeking new and less invasive treatments for all types of conditions and will evaluate the condition to advise the patient and their families of the procedures that could be used to treat the specific case in the patient.