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Astrocytomas - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

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Summary about Astrocytomas

This is a cancer of human brain more specifically of the Glial cells in the brain and commonly called as the Brain tumor.
These star-shaped cells are found in the cerebrum and called as Astrocytes. That’s why this disease is named as Astrocytoma.

Causes

A definite cause of this disease is still unknown. But it is thought that it may develop due to a medical condition; neurofibromatosis.
Genetics may also play role in the development of Astrocytomas.

Signs and Symptoms
 
These signs and symptoms are dependent upon the size of a tumor. As this grows in the brain, causes the appearance of these symptoms which commonly include;

  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Mood swings
  • Memory loss

Treatment Options

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Electrical field therapy