Brain Tumors: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment


Brain Tumors: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Our brain works as a controller of our body. It manages how we think, feel, express, react, respond, learn, move, eat, and do other activities. It keeps a check on our breathing and heart rate as well. It is the most delicate organ of the body that is protected by the skull. While your brain helps you function in your day to day life, it is also vulnerable to brain tumors that could be life threatening if not treated in time. 

Read on to know about the brain tumor and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

What is Brain Tumor?

Experts say, when a mass of abnormal cells starts growing in any part of the brain, it is called the primary tumor. It can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (noncancerous). If a tumor travels from the brain to another part of the body, it is called a metastatic brain tumor. It even affects children, also. Let's get into more detail to know about symptoms, diagnosis & treatment for tumors and also read how mediclaim policy is a help?  

Brain Tumors Symptoms

Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on its size, growth, and location inside the brain. Below listed are some of the common symptoms of brain tumors causes:

  • Sudden severe headaches
  • Weakness and numbness in the arms or legs
  • Confusion or changes in the behavior or personality
  • Changes in vision 
  • Changes in balance
  • Seizures
  • Hearing loss
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech

Brain Tumors Diagnosis

For diagnosis, the doctor asks about the symptoms, health habits, medical history, and on-going treatments followed by a neurological exam to check the stage of the disease. Here are the three types of scan used to diagnose tumors:

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan- Cancer cells consume more glucose than normal cells. In this test, radioactive glucose (sugar) injects into veins. The rotating scanner machine finds out the areas where cells are consuming lots of glucose.

Computed Tomography (CT) Scan- In this scanner test creates cross-sectional images of the brain with the help of an x-ray camera. At times, a dye injects into a vein to get more explicit photos of the tumor.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)- Under this test, a powerful magnet, radio waves, and a computer are used to create images of the brain. Some special dye injects through the vein to enhance the pictures. 

Treatment for Brain Tumors

Treatment plan for brain tumors depends on the size, position, type, grade, and condition of the patient. Doctors can suggest a combination of treatments. The treatment depends on:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

However, any treatment for such life-threatening diseases includes lots of costs. In the rising incidence of inflation, medical expenditures are soaring and becoming out of the pocket expense for many. Therefore, it is always advisable to opt for health insurance with cancer coverage looking at increasing cases and also if there is a family history. Care Health Insurance offers you a Cancer Mediclaim your one-stop solution for health problems. It covers medication and treatment costs for different types of cancers. Check below its significant benefits:

  • In-patient hospitalization
  • Coverage for pre and post hospitalization expenses
  • Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and dialysis cover
  • Cashless hospitalization facility or reimbursement up to the sum insured
  • Alternative treatments, annual health check-up, and organ donor cover
  • Lifelong renewability with global coverage, no claim bonus, and second opinion
  • OPD expenses cover and tax benefits
  • Higher coverage for advanced treatment
  • Discounts and flexible EMI are available

So, make it easy, make it safe after all it's your life. Get this health insurance plan at an affordable premium and live worry-free.

>> Also Read: Does Health Insurance Cover Brain Surgery?

Disclaimer: Underwriting of claims for Brain Tumor is subject to policy terms & conditions.

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