Brain Tumor

Jul 19th, 2016
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This power point is in the form of PDF and very informative on Brain Tumor. It includes description of the disorder, symptoms and the treatment etc. Contains 10 slides and got an A!

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Brain TumorBy: Sai Chandra, Kelli Wilson, Elise CouturierDisease DescriptionA brain tumor is a cancerous or noncancerous growth ofabnormal cells in the brain. Benign brain tumors arenoncancerous. Malignant primary brain tumors arecancerous.Symptoms-Headache.Loss of balance.Confusion.Seizures.SeizuresMedical CaseOur patient(Kelise Coulson) came in to our private practiceafter experiencing Headaches, Loss of balance, Confusion,and Seizures. Due to these symptoms and the evidenceblood leaking into the CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) in the spacearound the brain(subarachnoid space) we thought that Kelisehad an aneurysm. However after Kelise had a stroke we tooka CT we discover it was a brain tumor. The brain tumor hadstop the flow of blood to the brain causing the stroke.TreatmentRadiation therapy: X-rays and other forms of radiation can destroy tumorcells or delay tumor growth.Chemotherapy: The use of drugs to kill rapidly dividing cells. It can be takenorally or intravenously.Targeted therapy: The focus on a specific element of a cell, such asmolecules or pathways required for cell growth, in order to use them as atarget.Tumor Treating Fields: (A wearable device) locally or regionally deliveredtreatment that produces electric fields to disrupt the rapid cell divisionexhibited by cancer cells by creating alternating, wave-like electric fields thattravel across their region of usage in different directions. Because structureswithin div

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