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In common with other areas of the body, both the brain and the central nervous system are comprised of cells that normally grow and divide in a regular fashion. This is typically a methodical process; however there are times when the cells divide abnormally producing tumors not all of which are cancerous. The term cancer only applies to those tumours that are malignant in nature. Malignant tumours can grow at a rapid pace and may spread aggressively. Misdiagnosis of bone cancer is common and our medical negligence solicitors may be able to take action to claim compensation on your behalf.

Primary Cancer & Metastatic Cancer

There are two types of brain cancers: primary brain cancer and metastatic brain cancer. Primary brain cancer is cancer that develops in the brain and does not spread from another location. This is due to tumours forming because of cell changes and abnormal cell multiplication. The most common forms of primary brain cancer include: meningiomas, medulloblastomas or primitive neuroectodermal tumours, pituitary adenomas, vestibular schwannomas and gliomas which can include ependymomas, astrocytomas, choroid plexus papillomas and oligodendrogliomas. Most types of primary brain cancers are named for the part of the brain they are found in or the type of cells they develop from.

Metastatic brain cancers are brain tumours whose initial cancerous cells first developed somewhere else in the body. These cells from another location in the body then spread to the brain through a process known as metastasis. Nearly twenty five percent of tumours that originate somewhere in the body will metastasize to the brain.

Symptoms

Brain cancer shows certain defined symptoms and clear effects on the brain. One such factor is increased pressure on the brain from a tumour that is growing in the skull. Increased pressure can cause vomiting, nausea and blurred vision. Headaches from pressure can also occur and may vary in severity. These symptoms often feel worse when carrying out a physical activity, bending down, sneezing or coughing.

The location of the tumour can also impact the type and severity of symptoms. Other symptoms can include difficulty speaking, a lack of coordination, an inability to perform tasks that require fine motor skills and loss of certain senses.

Diagnosis

Brain cancer needs to be diagnosed by neurologists and oncologists. While diagnostic testing is the only way to deliver a definitive answer, they can also be carried out incorrectly leading to a misdiagnosis due to medical negligence. Diagnosis by means of an eye exam, mental exercises, facial muscle observation, hearing tests, muscle strength, coordination, tongue and swallowing reflexes, balance tests and pinprick tests may also be possible. Misdiagnosis of bone cancer is common and our medical negligence solicitors may be able to take action to claim compensation on your behalf.

Brain Cancer Medical Negligence Solicitors

If you or someone you know has suffered because of a brain cancer misdiagnosis, you should contact our team of medical negligence solicitors for advice. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. All of our consultations are free of charge with no further obligation.


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