Braintumors are rare
Only 10-25 cases each year in Curacao
Change of behaviour can be a symptom
Different kind of Primary Brain Tumors
Tumors outside the brain (Extracerebral):
- Meningioma (tumors of the meninges)
- Pituitary tumors (tumors from the hormonal gland)
- Skull tumor
Tumors within the brain (Intracerebral):
All of these tumors can either be benign or malignant.
- Genetic (rarely)
Headache is rarely a symptom of a brain tumor. Symptoms of braintumors vary. Depends on the location in the brain
CT or MRI scan The definite diagnosis for tumortype: investigation of tumor tissue by pathologist.
Depends on tumortype and location and can range from:
- Surgery: removal or biopsy
Sometimes a combination.
Prognosis depends on the tumortype and needs to be discussed with your specialist.
Want to know more about the brain? Well, make sure to visit our friends from the national brain tumor society!