Kw-logo-smaller

The Lowdown on Brain Cancer

Common symptoms of brain cancer are headaches and sudden epileptic seizures.
Brain Cancer

Your brain is one of your most vital organs. It controls your memories, your movements, your emotions, your five senses - basically everything! So what happens if your brain gets sick or injured? For Headache Awareness Week in June, Kidzworld takes a look at what it means to have brain cancer.

Brain Cancer - What Is It?

Brain cancer is what happens when a tumor (a cluster of abnormal cells) grows on or in the brain. Brain tumors can either start inside the brain or spread there from another part of the body. If it starts in the brain, it's called a primary tumor. If it starts from somewhere else in the body, most likely in the lung, kidney, breast, colon or skin, it's called a secondary tumor.

Brain Cancer - Signs and Symptoms

Brain Cancer - Treatment

Depending on how serious the tumor is, brain cancer is treated with surgery, radiation (powerful energy waves like x-rays) and chemotherapy (anti-cancer drugs). Surgery to remove the tumor is risky and isn't always possible because it can damage other healthy parts of the brain.

Brain Cancer - Did U Know?

  • Brain tumors account for 20-25% of pediatric cancers.
  • Certain types of brain tumors are more likely to occur in kids because they grow from "young" cells. Common ones include medulloblastoma, astrocytoma and brain stem glioma.
Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

xoxlil' lexi xox_1417790
when i was in elementary this 5 year old died at my school from brain cancer.. xC
commented: Wed Feb 15, 2012

there are 1 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1129766377656

Which Cancers Are Common in Kids?

  • Throat and lung cancers.
  • Skin and bone cancers.
  • Lymphoma and brain cancer.
  • Stomach and pancreatic cancers.

related stories

Micro_pink_micro
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of us know a mom, aunt, sister, cousin, teacher or...
Micro_cancer_micro
Sadness asks: "My aunt has brain cancer. I need help dealing with all the stress - how do I stay ...

latest videos

Dear Dish-It in the forums

iittsslizzie2
iittsslizzie2 posted in Style:
before i give my thoughts, what do you usually like to wear during summer? shorts, jeggings, etc.?
reply 28 minutes
Bloodybear
Bloodybear posted in Friends:
um.... my best friend, she acting weird this week. she asked a lot about and whatever.  I just dont know why she did dah to me. she is my classmate and we just friends. 
reply about 4 hours
Ashleexo
Ashleexo posted in Family Issues:
"Brianna09" wrote:Most of the time I am not allowed on the internet in my room so they will know what I am doing anytime they want. Its for your own protection Brianna. There is alot of inappropriate stuff on there for a 9 year old. I went through the same and around 12 they stopped controlling what I am looking at.
reply about 5 hours
tanaj952
tanaj952 posted in Friends:
I think we all go through it,  I am right now. Keep your chin up, smile on, and remember that to be mean these girls have to sink pretty low, and if they are bullying you, YOU ARE ABOVE THEM!!!!! Keep your friends close, never forget to be who you are (as cheesy as it sounds, thats what I did and now I am really happy with loads of friends. I also told a teacher, she sorted it all out pretty quick to.) . Last thing-tell a teacher. I did, and she talked to the mean girl. Now everyone knows I'm not afraid to do it, either. Bad times will pass, and good ones will come. Look after yourself. Xx. *virtual hugs*
reply about 17 hours
rainbowloomer13
rainbowloomer13 posted in Style:
somewhere in between. because I like sports and going outside. but I do care about the way I look sometimes.  
reply about 20 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...