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Brain Tumor

Conditions Related to Brain Tumor

Among the related conditions of a brain tumor are genetic disorders that have been associated with controlling cell development. Changes in those genes may cause cells to grow uncontrolled forming the abnormal tissue. Genetic disorders that are suspected of leading to brain tumors include neurofibromatosis, von Hippel-Lindau disease, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, all of which affect cell development. Retinoblastoma, a childhood cancer of the eye has also been related to brain tumors. However, some cases of brain tumor occur even though the person has no family history of these cancers.

Disorders Related to Brain Tumors

As cerebral tumors grow, the pressure they place on surrounding areas of the brain lead to a number of related conditions:

  • Frequent headaches that vary in intensity
  • Physical deficiencies such as loss of facial control and coordination
  • Vision changes and eye pain
  • Seizures
  • Confusion and memory loss
  • Difficulty speaking clearly
  • Irritability, depression and other personality changes
  • Vomiting sometimes accompanied by nausea
  • Coma
  • Death

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