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Brain Tumour

A Brain Tumour is any intracranial tumour created by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain itself, in the cranial nerves, in the brain envelopes, skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs.

Primary Brain Tumours are commonly located in the posterior cranial fossa in children and in the anterior two-thirds of the cerebral hemispheres in adults, although they can affect any part of the brain.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of Brain Tumours may depend on two factors; tumour size (volume) and tumour location. Depending on the tumour location and the damage it may have caused to surrounding brain structures, either through compression or infiltration, any type of focal neurologic symptoms may occur, such as cognitive and behavioural impairment, personality changes, hemiparesis, hypesthesia, aphasia, ataxia, visual field impairment, facial paralysis, double vision, tremor etc. These symptoms are not specific for Brain Tumours - they may be caused by a large variety of neurological conditions (e.g. stroke, traumatic brain injury).

The tests that are applicable to this pathological condition are :-


Tests: p53 Protein Level and p53 Gene Expression must be taken together.

However not all of the doctors will necessarily use all of these tests, some may use less and some more. Specific patients may require different tests and therefore the final selection of any tests must be made in conjunction with a medical doctor.

We appreciate that some readers have yet to decide upon the doctor and if you would like to receive a short list from which you can make the final selection please E-mail us. It is advisable that you identify the suspected or diagnosed pathological condition in order for us to provide the most appropriate options.
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