Whether benign or malignant, a brain tumor can cause damage to adjacent brain tissue
A brain tumor is a group of abnormal cells in or near the brain
Both malignant and benign brain tumors can damage brain tissue. Either directly, by damaging nearby healthy cells or indirectly, as a consequence of inflammation / swelling / crowding. Confined to the space inside the bony skull, there is no room for expansion for a growing tumor, which puts pressure on and displaces brain tissue. This may cause various symptoms and problems, some of which may be life-threatening. E.g. can block cerebrospinal fluid flowing through the brain, increasing intracranial pressure and enlarging ventricles (hydroencephalus)
• A benign brain tumor: grows slowly, has distinct boundaries, and rarely spreads to nearby brain areas.
• A malignant brain tumor (i.e. Brain cancer): grows quickly, has irregular boundaries, and usually spreads to nearby brain areas, but rarely to organs outside the brain or spine.
Primary or metastatic brain cancer?
Primary brain tumors: originate in brain tissue; can be either malignant (brain cancer) or benign. Primary brain cancer does not usually metastasize to areas outside the brain or spine.
Metastatic brain tumors: cancer cells in brain tumor have traveled from another location via the blood or lymph; nearly always malignant. Lung and breast cancers are the most common cancers that spread to the brain.
Brain cancer grade
Tumor cells are analyzed under a microscope and graded according to: cell muliplication rate, extent of blood supply to cells, amount of necrosis (dead cancer cells) in the middle of the tumor, if the cells are confined and how different they are to normal cells.
Causes of brain cancer
Basically unknown, possibly environmental or genetic
Symptoms of a brain tumor
Symptoms of a brain tumor include: headaches, nausea, vomiting, seizures, behavior changes, memory loss, and vision or hearing problems.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|