Neuro-oncology and Brain Tumors

Neuro-oncology is related to the study of spinal, brain tumors and neoplasms. The worst brain tumors or neoplasms are gliomas of pons and brainstem, brain stem tumors and glioblastoma multiforme.

Brain tumors are abnormal cell growth or abnormal cell formation inside the brain. The reason behind the brain cancer or tumor is unknown. There are basically two types of tumors: malignant and benign.

The most commonly used treatments to get rid of these deadly tumors are neurosurgical interventions, chemotherapy, corticosteroids, radiotherapy and surgery.

Survival rate of patients having brain tumors or cancer is very low and it depends on age of the patient, type of tumor, body composition of the patients and various other factors.