Brain Cancer Therapy & Surgical Interventions

Brain Cancer Therapy & Surgical Interventions

Description

There are two types of brain tumours: primary brain tumours that originate in the brain and metastatic (secondary) brain tumours that originate from cancer cells that have migrated from other parts of the body. Primary brain cancer rarely spreads beyond the central nervous system, and death results from uncontrolled tumour growth within the limited space of the skull. Metastatic brain cancer indicates advanced disease and has a poor prognosis. Primary brain tumours can be cancerous or non-cancerous. Both types take up space in the brain and may cause serious symptoms (eg: vision or hearing loss) and complications (eg: stroke). All cancerous brain tumours are life threatening (malignant) because they have an aggressive and invasive nature. A non-cancerous primary brain tumour is life threatening when it compromises vital structures (eg: an artery). In the United States, the annual incidence of brain cancer generally is 15-20 cases per 100,000 people. Brain cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in patients younger than 35. This new book brings together the leading research in this dynamic area of research.


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Details

Author(s)
Andrew V. Yang
Format
Hardback | 182 pages
Dimensions
180 x 260 x 19.05mm | 622g
Publication date
30 Nov 2006
Publisher
Nova Science Publishers Inc
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
UK ed.
Illustrations note
tables & charts
ISBN10
1594549745
ISBN13
9781594549748