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Brain Cancer By Cara Klingaman
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Significance The brain is the center of thoughts, emotions, memory and speech. Brain also control muscle movements and interpretation of sensory information (sight, sound, touch, taste, pain etc)
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Significance Tumors can effect any part of the brain and depending on what part(s) of the brain it affects can have a number of symptoms. Seizures Difficulty with language Mood changes Change of personality Changes in vision, hearing, and sensation. Difficulty with muscle movement Difficulty with coordination control
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Background Estimated 18,400 primary malignant brain tumors will be diagnosed in 2004 — Approximately 12,690 people will die from these tumors in 2004. Accounts for 1.4% of all cancers Accounts for 2.4% of all cancer related deaths
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Background In adults over 45 years of age 90% of all brain tumors are Gliomas Gliomas: A general category of cancer that includes astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, and ependymomas
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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