Seizures

  • The Symptoms of a Seizure

    Knowing the warning signs of seizures can be a potentially lifesaving skill set. Whether you have loved ones who are prone to this condition or not, these skills can make anyone someone’s hero. Seizures can be daunting, but most of us know a little bit about recognizing a seizure...
  • Brain Cancer: What is it?

    When malignant (cancerous) cells arise in the brain tissue to form a tumor, this disease is referred to as brain cancer. Usually, these tumors will grow enough to interfere with essential brain functions including memory, sensations, and muscle control. Other, non-cancerous tumors can develop in the brain as well—these...
  • Glioblastoma: What is it?

    Tumors in the brain or spinal cord that develop in the areas surrounding and supporting nerve cells fall under the glioma category. Depending on which glial cells are responsible, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, or glioblastoma tumors may form. Glioblastomas are the most malignant and swiftest growing of these tumors, making them extremely dangerous....
  • Prognosing Glioblastoma

    Glioblastoma is a highly malignant cancerous tumor. It is an astrocytoma, one of several types of glioma, which are tumors that form from the glial cells responsible for the brain and its functions. Astrocytes are star-shaped glial cells that hold neurons in place and provide nutrients, and it’s from these that glioblastomas...
  • Brain Cancer Surgery Alternative Treatments

    Brain cancer is a disease that affects the tissue inside your brain. When cells begin to develop in an abnormal mass, this is referred to as a brain tumor. There are different types of brain cancer that are classified based on the location of brain tumors and where the brain...
  • Stages of Brain Cancer

    There are at least eight different types of cancer that begin in the brain. Cancer in other parts of the body may metastasize (spread) to the brain as well—often referred to as secondary brain tumors. To provide an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment options, healthcare professionals must also determine the...
  • Causes and Risk Factors of Brain Cancer

    What are the Causes of Brain Cancer? Brain cancer is possibly one of the scariest forms of cancer because it has limited treatment options and can affect the body in multiple ways. Since the brain controls all of the actions of the body, cancer can play a large role...