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A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in your brain. There are three types of brain tumors:
If you are at risk or showing symptoms of a brain tumor, it’s important that you get the best care as early as possible. The neurologists at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals have the resources and technology to help care for your brain tumor in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. To learn more, find a neurologist today.
The signs and symptoms of a brain tumor vary according to its size and where in the brain the tumor is located. There may be no signs in the early stages, when the tumor is small.
Some of the more common symptoms of a brain tumor include:
A brain tumor can develop when a normal cell develops a change (mutation) in its DNA that makes the cell grow and multiply too fast. The primary tumor can start in different types of cells in the brain, including the meninges (the protective membrane covering the brain), the supporting tissue (called glia), and endocrine (hormone-producing) glands within the brain. Brain tumor experts are actively studying what specific mutations trigger the abnormal growth and what exactly causes mutations in the first place.
Risk factors that may increase your chances of developing a brain tumor include:
Treatment depends on the type, size, and stage of tumor, and where it is in the brain. Brain tumor specialists offer the following treatments:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals provides comprehensive care for brain tumors in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.