Can You Survive a Brain Tumour?
Brain Tumour or Brain Cancer is either a result of abnormal changes in the growth and division of cells in the brain or due to spread of cancer from other organs to the brain. The former is known as primary Brain Cancer, where cancer starts from the brain itself whereas the latter is called Secondary or Metastatic Brian Cancer, wherein cancer spreads to the brain from other parts of the body.
Signs of Brain Tumours
- Long-term headaches
- Scorching, becoming unconscious
- Vomiting or vomiting
- Loss of sight
- Engagement, difficulty talking
- Behavioural changes and many more
The survival of the person entirely depends on the grade –
Grade 1 – Where the cells grow slowly. May also spread to other tissues.
Grade 2 – The cells look slightly unusual. They grow slowly and can spread to other tissues.
Grade 3 – Cells look abnormal and are increasingly prone to grow and have an abnormal occurrence.
Grade 4 – The cells look irregular and spread quickly.
For the best survival rates for Brain Tumour, it is important to diagnose the tumour early as well as identify its type and stage. Stage 1 and 2 Tumours are slow-growing and have better survival rates than stage 3 and 4 Tumours which grow and spread rapidly.
Age is another important predictor of survival with younger people having better survival rates than older people. Location of the tumour and subsequent neurological abnormalities also play an important role in survival.
With adequate treatment and early diagnosis, survival from a Brain Tumour is possible, with good quality of life.