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  • Brain Tumor
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    What You Need to Know about Brain Tumors This thorough article for consumers describes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of brain tumors. Introduction Each year more than 17,000 people in the United States find out they have a brain tumor. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has written this booklet to help patients and their families and friends better understand brain tumors. We also hope others will read it to learn more about these tumors. This booklet describes the symptoms, diagnosis,...
  • Brain Tumors
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    BRAIN TUMORS (Meningioma and Oligodendroglioma) I. Pathology A. Meningioma II. EtiologyA. No known cause. Uncontrolled division of meningeal cells. SpecificsA. Affected cell - meninges (cover and protection of brain and spinal cord) B. Accounts for 20% of all intracranial tumors. Typically benign. Between skull and brain. Compresses but does not invade brain IV. Symptoms / SignsA. HeadachesB. Stroke-like symptoms. Seizures D. Loss of vision. Personality changes. CT scans and MRI's can determine ...
  • Support Nutrasweet And Other Aspartame Products
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    Should We Use NutraSweet & Other Artificial Sweeteners Over the years there has been a huge "food fight" concerning the safety of NutraSweet and other artificial sweeteners. In the eyes of the consumer the safety of such products is questionable. In my opinion it isn't safe to use products like this. Though many scientists and other health professionals claim it to be safe I still don't trust these products. In 1981 the little blue packets of NutraSweet appeared on our restaurant tables, and by ...
  • Ice Cream Filled Grand Canyon Mexico City
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    Omaha, AR (DE) - Amazingly the act to end one's life ultimately saved it. 'Steve Huey' was suffering from an inoperable and fatal brain tumor. Doctors had given him only two months to live, so Huey decided to end It sooner rather than face the pain. He wrote a suicide note and then placed the gun to his head and shot. Later, friends found him on the floor in a pool of blood. They called the ambulance and within hours, Huey was up and walking around. 'His sense of humor was amazing, but even more...
  • Brain Tumors
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    What are Tumors and How Can They Affect the Brain? I would like to start this essay by saying, I have an interest in covering this topic because I know of a couple people that are very close to me that have been affected by this condition. A doctor found a benign, tumor within my friend's brain at the age of thirteen, but he is now twenty-four years old and as healthy as ever. My father is the other person I know who had a tumor. A team of doctors found his tumor when he was thirty-nine years ol...
  • Primary Brain Tumors
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    Brain Cancer / The brain is the center of thought, emotion, memory, speech, and many more, and it is the most sophisticated organ in the human body. A hard skull protects the brain where it floats in a fluid called Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF). The brain is generally set apart from the rest of the body, and functions rather differently too. Most of the brain cells are called astrocytes, and they basically support and serve the 10 billion working cells that are called neurons. These neurons make abo...
  • Benign Brain Tumors
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    The body normally forms new cells only when they are needed to replace old or damaged ones. If something happens to disturb this controlled process, abnormal or excessive cells are produced. When this occurs a tumor is developed. This is known as cancer. When a tumor is developed on the brain, it is called a brain tumor or brain cancer. Brain tumors can be benign or malignant (benign being not cancerous and malignant being cancerous). Both types can be deadly when dealing with the brain. Benign ...

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