21st Century Adult Cancer Sourcebook: Adult Brain Tumors - Primary Malignant Tumors, Glioma, Astrocytoma, Meningioma, Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, Glioblastoma

by Progressive Management

Publisher: Progressive Management

Publication Date: May 15, 2015

ISBN: 9781466016835

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Authoritative information and practical advice from the nation's cancer experts about adult brain tumors includes official medical data on signs, symptoms, treatment options, surgery, radiation, drugs, chemotherapy, staging, biology, prognosis, and survival, with a complete glossary of technical medical terms and current references. Starting with the basics, and advancing to detailed patient-oriented and physician-quality information, this comprehensive in-depth compilation gives empowered patients, families, caregivers, nurses, and physicians the knowledge they need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer - covering gliomas, astrocytomas, meningiomas, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas, glioblastomas, and many others.

Comprehensive data on clinical trials related to brain tumors is included - with information on intervention, sponsor, gender, age group, trial phase, number of enrolled patients, funding source, study type, study design, NCT identification number and other IDs, first received date, start date, completion date, primary completion date, last updated date, last verified date, associated acronym, and outcome measures.

The clinical presentation of various brain tumors is best appreciated by considering the relationship of signs and symptoms to anatomy. General signs and symptoms include headaches; gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, and vomiting; and changes in personality, mood, mental capacity, and concentration. Whether primary, metastatic, malignant, or benign, brain tumors must be differentiated from other space-occupying lesions such as abscesses, arteriovenous malformations, and infarction, which can have a similar clinical presentation. Other clinical presentations of brain tumors include focal cerebral syndromes such as seizures. Seizures are a presenting symptom in approximately 20% of patients with supratentorial brain tumors and may antedate the clinical diagnosis by months to years ...