Brain tumors are divided into many classifications. Primary brain tumors refer to tumors that originate in the brain and metastatic tumors are tumors that originate elsewhere in the body and travel through the bloodstream to the brain. Primary brain tumors may be either benign or malignant. Metastatic tumors are malignant. Most tumors are biopsied prior to treatment. In cases where the tumor is adjacent to vital structures, a decision may be made prior to surgery to perform only a biopsy rather than attempting to remove the entire tumor.
Some brain tumors do not produce symptoms. Other times, symptoms may include headaches (especially at night), seizures or neurological difficulties related to speech, vision, numbness, weakness, balance or walking.
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