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The growth of malignant cells in the brain tissue that interferes with brain functions such as memory muscle control, sensation and other normal body functions lead to brain cancer. There are two types of tumor formed due to growth of cancer cells; a) Malignant Tumors, which is a cancerous tumor; and b) Benign tumors, which is non cancerous. Not all tumors are similar, so these are assigned different grades:
Based on cell type and grade, doctors define cancer stage, which ranges from 0-4. Stage 4 indicates cancer has spread to other organs.
The exact cause of brain cancer is not known. But there are certain risk factors that may cause the growth of cancerous cells. These are:
Symptoms of brain cancer depend on the grade and stage of the cancer. However, there are several early signs of brain cancer, some of which are:
There is no remedy for brain cancer prevention. However, if diagnosed in an early stage, treatment can help in reducing the risk of metastatic brain tumors.