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Osama ArifMr. Paul Dec 12, 2014Brain Cancer – ReportThis report will discuss how Brain cancer affects the Brain. I will discuss the how Brain cancer affects the normal operation of the Brain, what causes Brain cancer, how this cancer can be detected and how this cancer can be treated. I will conclude with a discussion of how common Brain cancer is.The human brain has been called one of the most complex objects in the known universe, with a hundred billion neurons. The brain is one of the most important organs in your body it controls your entire body, its job is to receive information, interpreting it and then having the body respond to it. The brain has to recognize and interpret things like odors, sounds, lights, andpain, and perform vital operations such as breathing and maintaining blood pressure. The brain is divided into major sections that help perform specific tasks throughout the body. The Cerebrum is the largest portion of the brain and is responsible for most of the brain’s functions. It handles memory, speech, the senses, emotional response, problem solving, behavior, muscle movements, and more. It is divided into several more sections called lobes like the, frontal lobe,temporal lobe, parietal, and occipital lobe, each lobe handles a portion of the cerebrum’s jobs. The Cerebellum controls necessary body functions and motor control like, balance, posture and coordination, allowing us to more properly and maintain our body structure, but isn’t responsible for body movement it only contributes to precision and coordination. It is also believed to be involved with rational functions like attention and language and interprets information sent to the brain from our sensory systems. It is considered to be older than the cerebrum, on the evolutionary scale. The Limbic System help respond to emotions, is used for learning, and many hormonal responses generated in the body originate from this area. The limbic system includes the amygdala (helps the body respond to emotions, memories, and fear),hippocampus (portion of the brain used for learning, it converts temporary memories into permanent memories which can be stored in the brain), hypothalamus (controls mood, thirst, hunger, and temperature, and has glands which control the hormonal process throughout the body) and thalamus (helps control the attention span, sensing pain and monitors input that moves in and out of the brain). The Brain Stem controls all the basic life functions, including heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing. The brain is in control of all of your body functions and a tumor in the brain can severally affect how the brain functions and your body’s performance, and can sometimes be life threating. A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. If the tumor originates in the brain, it is called aprimary brain tumor.Primary brain tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors are not cancerous, grow slowly, and rarely spread, but they can still be dangerous. They