Brain Tumour Overview
Brain Tumour, Glioma and Glioblastoma Specialist
Dr Oehme and his team understand that the diagnosis of a brain tumour can be a confronting and worrying experience for patients and their families. We will expertly and compassionately guide you through this process.
There are many different types of tumours that can occur within the brain. Some tumours require treatment whereas others can be watched carefully. Some brain tumours originate within the brain, termed primary brain tumours, whilst others can spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body, termed secondary brain tumours. About 2% of new malignancies are brain tumours, the most common ones being gliomas and meningiomas.
A brain tumour may be inside your brain, or it may be next to your brain on the brain's surface. Sometimes it can grow and press harmfully against healthy brain tissue. This can cause a wide range of problems throughout your body such as headaches, seizures, visual problems or weakness in your arms and legs. Other brain tumours may cause no symptoms and may be diagnosed during investigations ordered for other reasons. The diagnosis of a brain tumour generally requires a scan of the brain, usually a CT or MRI.
The options for treating brain tumours include surgery to remove the tumour, surgical biopsy, or adopting a watch-and-wait approach. Sometimes treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy will be recommended.
Watch the video below for more general information about brain tumours. Learn about the specific types of brain tumours by clicking on the links below.
Video About Brain Tumours
Information About Different Types of Brain Tumours
If you or one of you family members have been diagnosed with a brain tumour the following links may provide you with valuable information. In addition, Dr Oehme is always willing to provide second opinions or advice if you have any questions.
Cancer Council Victoria
Brain Tumour Alliance
National Brain Tumour Society
American Brain Tumour Association