Head Still Aches, Body Weakness And Seizures After Brain Tumor Surgery?
Good morning, one year ago I was diagnosed with a left temporal brain tumor, one of the causes is because about 15 years ago my head had been hit hard due to an accident, and the front left side of the head had several stitches. Last August I had surgery to remove the tumor. What I want to ask is if there is a possibility that a brain tumor can be completely cured after surgery? R nbecause until now I still feel symptoms such as pressure and pain in the head, body weakness, vision is sometimes disturbed, seizures and also still given drugs that should not be broken. r nAnd after the operation, what were the doctors still considering? Because the answer from the oncologist doctor, I only said that I didn’t know the time and still needed to be monitored
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tumors are abnormal or improper cell growths in the body. So a brain tumor is when the abnormal growth occurs in the brain. This condition can happen to anyone, although it often occurs in adults.
Based on the type, there are two types of tumors, namely benign and malignant. Generally, benign tumors will not spread to other organs and malignant ones can spread to other organs, potentially causing more severe damage.
There are many types of brain tumors based on their location, some of which are:
Meningioma, which is a tumor that grows on the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Acoustic neuroma, which grows on the nerves that play a role in hearing and body balance. Pituitary adenoma, which is a tumor that grows in a gland located under the brain. This gland functions to secrete hormones so that the disturbance can affect the whole body
Regarding your case, actually if the trigger was an accident, you also have to consider that it was not a tumor, but a blood clot. Tumors usually do not appear very quickly like accidents, but rather slowly over months to years.
However, if you have undergone surgery and a tumor is diagnosed, what you need to know is that so far there is no definite explanation for why the tumor appears. The risk is increased in those who are elderly, have a family history of brain tumors, have had exposure to radiation, and have other cancers in the body, but the cause is still unknown. People may have these risk factors and not develop tumors, and they may not have these risk factors and develop tumors. So that your oncologist's answer is very understandable.
What is clear, what you can do now is avoid stress and cigarette smoke, live a healthy lifestyle by eating nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruit and meat, consume more water, exercise regularly, get enough rest and control regularly as well as taking medication. By obeying all of these, you will increase your chances of living a healthy life in the future. We wish you and your family good health.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa