What is Hemangiopericytoma Of The Brain?
It is a rare type of tumor that occurs in the blood vessels and soft tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Hemagiocytoma can arise from any capillary in the body. A capillary is a small blood vessel 5-10 um in diameter. Hemangiopericytoma of the brain can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The mean age for the development of hemangiopericytoma is 45 years.
Disease Etiology (Causes)
There is no well-known cause.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Weakness of legs and arms
- Blurred vision
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging tests such as X-Ray, CT-scan (computerized tomography), PET-scan (Positron emission tomography) help detect the site, size, and location of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy and histopathological examination
In early stage, surgical removal of the brain tumor is the main treatment option. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the main treatment options for advanced cases of hemangiopericytoma of brain.
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Hemangiopericytoma Of The Brain is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Hemangiopericytoma Of The Brain we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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