Genetics and carcinogens: doctors recalled the causes of brain tumors
In Ukraine, the incidence of malignant neoplasms of the brain is 5.4 cases per 100,000 population. The incidence rate prevails in men.
This was reported by the press service of the Center for Public Health of Ukraine.
“In Ukraine, the incidence of malignant neoplasms of the brain is 5.4 cases per 100,000 people, according to 2018. In particular, for women, this indicator is 4.8 per 100,000 people, for men – 6 , 1 per 100,000 people The population. Brain tumors make up about 9% of the total number of all neoplasms, “said the report.
As noted, June 8 is World Brain Tumor Awareness Day, so DSP has been reminded of the main indicators and symptoms of disease.
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In particular, according to the press service, brain tumors can occur in a person of any age. However, according to the CDC, children under the age of 15 and people over the age of 65 constitute most of the reported cases.
Among the causes of the development of brain tumors are the genetic predisposition of the body and the influence of oncogenic viruses. The effects of ionizing radiation and chemical carcinogens are also taken into account.
Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on the type, size and exact location reported in the DSP.
About 50% of people with brain tumors have a headache. This is due to the pressure of the neoplasm on the sensory nerves and blood vessels. Attention should be paid to constant progressive pain, not like migraine, pain during exercise, coughing or a change in body position, which at its peak is accompanied by vomiting or neurological symptoms.
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Symptoms of a tumor include convulsions, mental disorders, nausea and vomiting, weakness and numbness, etc.
At the same time, the DSP noted that if a person has some of the above symptoms, it does not necessarily mean that they have a brain tumor. These symptoms accompany many other conditions. Therefore, it is extremely important to see a doctor in time and make the right diagnosis.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru