A brain tumor is the unusual increase of cells in the brain, which could be malignant as well as non-cancerous (benign). With the treating of brain tumor, the life and pattern of the affected person changes to a great extent. Brain tumor is a deadly disease if it is not given proper awareness at the early phases of its growth. This disease needs to be diagnosed and treated within a limited timeframe otherwise; it will simply go beyond the control resulting in severe penalty.
Dealing with brain tumor:
Accompanying: Whenever the patient is going to the doctor, someone (either friend or a family member) should accompany him. This would not only boost the morale strength of the patient but would also help the patient in remembering what was told to him by the doctor. The patient should always take a small notebook with him so as to write the information and keep a record of the visits.
Benign tumor: If the tumor is not cancerous or malignant and is a benign tumor, then one should go for surgery and operate the tumor. After the individual recovers from the surgery, he can lead a normal life and will not require the help from others in his day to day work.
Malignancy symptoms: There are chances that the tumor could be malignant or cancerous in nature. The patient suffering from this tumor faces headaches for a long period of time. Besides this, dizziness, speaking and walking problems, seizures, vomiting, blurred vision, change in personality of the individual are some of the major problems one has to deal with while taking care of the patient. He has to be very caring and understanding while dealing with these situations.
Headaches: The person attending a patient having a malignant tumor should keep prescribed pain medication for varying degrees of strength of severe headache medications. It would be traumatizing if the patient has to be transferred to a hospital when he is suffering from extreme headache. Instead, if the medication is readily available with the individual taking care of him, then it would be easier for him to deal with the situation.
Dizziness and eye sight problems: These are the common factors in dealing with the patient having malignant tumors. Support bars should be installed so as to prevent the patient from falling and regaining balance when they move through the house. The walkways should be kept cleared so that the patient has reduced chances of falling, and he should be assisted while walking because the brain might not work properly if a larger area of brain cells is affected by the tumor.